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Sushi Lover Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm From His Own Body

Sushi Lover Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm From His Own Body

Specialist Kenny Banh uncovered the Fresno man's case on a January 8 scene of the Podcast "This Won't Hurt A Bit", a demonstrate that blends medicinal points with chuckles. Banh stretched it out on ER floor and measured it - all 5½ feet of it, he said in an interview Friday with The Washington Post.

"He grabs it, and he pulls on it, and it keeps coming out", Bahn added. The man brought the parasite with him to the hospital, wrapped around an empty toilet paper roll, along with a hypothesis.

Clearly, the sushi lover in question is nothing if not a quick thinker, and so it may not surprise you to learn that he also kept the tapeworm, so he could take it to the hospital.And what happened after that?

Banh says the man admitted to eating sushi every day, particularly salmon sashimi.

Previous year research by the CDC showed that some Alaskan salmon contained tapeworm larvae. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last February issued a warning that an increase in raw fish consumption has acted like a driving factor for a rise in tapeworm infections.

Bahn said that people often come in wanting to be treated for worm infections, but it turns out to be wrong.

The California resident said he won't be eating salmon anytime soon.

The fish species in the study involved several types of wild Alaskan salmon: chinook, coho, pink and sockeye salmon, as well as rainbow trout.

The best defense is to eat fish that's been adequately cooked or flash frozen.

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They can grow up to 30 feet, according to the CDC.

Experts say Diphyllobothrium latum are among the most common - and largest - of the tapeworms that can take up residence in human bellies.

In January, 2017 specialists cautioned of Japanese tapeworm parasites found in the meat of US salmon. "Truthfully, a lot of times I don't think they have it".

Apparently, the man was sitting on the toilet when the worm began wriggling its way out of him.

It previously only infected fish found in Asian waters.

A man in California who ate sushi nearly daily ended up with a 5-and-a-half foot long tapeworm in his body, according to an episode of the medical podcast "This Won't Hurt a Bit".

But aside from the sheer horror of it, tapeworms do not typically do much damage to their hosts.

A patient came into the ER and told Banh that he thought he needed to be treated for worms.

"He swore off sushi after this", Banh said, but predicted that eventually his patient will eat it again.





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