The internet has been flooded by every possible news source covering a story about a man, who claimed he ate sushi daily, who presented to his doctor a 5 ½ ft long tapeworm.
This is from a podcast called “This won’t hurt a bit” where a Fresno California physician told the story.
What was this parasite and what other parasitic and bacterial risks are associated with raw sushi?
Joining me to answer these questions is Bobbi Pritt, MD, Dr Pritt is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Director of Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota.
- Lyme disease: The Borrelia mayonii discovery
- Taenia saginata: The beef tapeworm
- Naegleria fowleri: Study on death estimates, treatment success and the northward expansion of infections
- Dicrocoelium dendriticum: The lancet liver fluke
- Parasites 101: Ascaris lumbricoides
- Paragonimus: A look at this parasitic lung fluke
- Clonorchis sinensis: The Chinese liver fluke
- Acanthamoeba: A rare and potentially blinding parasite
- Parasites 101: Whipworm
- Dientamoeba fragilis: ‘The unflagellated human flagellate’
- Lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria: The battle against the disfiguring parasitic disease
- Parasites 101: Pinworms
- Parasites 101: Entamoeba histolytica
- Diphyllobothrium: The largest known tapeworms that can infect people
- Parasites 101: Swimmer’s itch
- Parasites 101: Cyclospora
- Taiwan: 8-ft tapeworm removed from young girl
- Parasites: 6-ft pork tapeworm removed through man’s mouth
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Fish Tapeworms
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden