What sushi parasites can infect humans?
I used to love sushi…until I found out about sushi parasites. Now I avoid eating sushi rolls like the parasitic worm plague it can be. There are 3 classes of parasites that have been proven to commonly infect sushi rolls and sashimi.
Anisakis Simplex Sushi Worm
Anisakis, also known as herring worm disease, was first discovered in 1960 in pickled herring. Since it’s discovery, Anisakis has been found in many different sushi dishes, including:
List of Human Intestinal Parasites
Parasites are often divided into two camps: they are either protozoans or helminths. Helminths are worms, including flatworms, flukes, roundworms and tapeworms. Protozoans are single celled animals such as amoebas. Here is a list of human parasites:
There are different types of human parasitic worms that include pinworms, tapeworms, roundworms, hookworm, flukes, whipworms, and many others. The parasites vary in size and shape, and they cause different types of problems. They consume a significant portion of nutrients from a person leaving him to her hungry and unhealthy. Below is a list of the common parasites of the human body.
Parasites that Cause IBS Symptoms
IBS has symptoms that overlap with common many intestinal parasite infections. But, few IBS patients are given comprehensive parasite testing.
That’s because in the USA, most doctors consider parasites a 3rd world problem…found only in countries with poor sanitation practices. But, for people with digestive issues or poor immunity, native USA parasites can infect you and cause serious health problems. Also, fruit and vegetables imported from 3rd world countries carry foreign parasites.