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: