Chinese man gets massive Tapeworm infection after eating this highly popular food

Sushi!!! How many really like the concept of eating semi or totally raw fish. Not me!! Surprisingly though, if sushi is healthy, nourishing and full of omega 3 fatty acids, it is also full of something that can disgust you.


Not always is sushi what it seems as one Chinese man found out. Besides being a Japanese delicacy, it contains something else especially if prepared from poor quality or unhygienic fish. Next time you have sushi, make sure you don’t get what he found in his stomach. Tapeworms from sushi!!! Lots of them.

1 A massive worm infestation

At first it was abdominal pain. Painkillers had little effect. A trip to the doctor thinking it may be a common infection revealed something more sinister and straight out of a species movie. His tests showed he was infected with tapeworms. His entire internal system was crawling with them.


All fish contain worms called diphyllobothrium. The parasites are killed upon cooking or being frozen for a week at -4 F. This is one of the public health guidelines to be observed by sushi restaurants according to the journal of the college of family physicians in Canada. However, despite inspections it can be hard to figure out if this has been adhered to or not.

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2 Be careful where your sushi comes from

Diphyllobothrium infection is a fatal one as worms can reach the brain. The result can be devastating resulting in confusion, migraines, memory loss, stroke and death. Tapeworms from sushi can survive in the brain for several years undetected. According to the center for disease control and prevention, such infections were the result of fish consumption in the Northern hemisphere, Europe, North America and of course Asia, the home of sushi.

Fish sourced from these regions are usually exported around the world. Thus when you buy fish make sure you know where it is coming from. You can even enquire in sushi restaurants where they buy their fish.

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3 Tapeworm infection symptoms

Many people suffer from tapeworms but mistake the symptoms for other diseases. Here are the symptoms of tape worm infection.

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Abdominal pain and nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Inflammation
  • Dizziness and Insomnia
  • Malnutrition
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

You should always try to prevent a tapeworm infection. Besides tapeworm from sushi, infected pork is another big culprit that causes tapeworm infection. The disease of course is treatable and 95% curable where the infection leaves after a week of treatment. An excessive infestation can also be removed by surgery. The video will provide you better information.


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