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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Feb;23(2):351-353. doi: 10.3201/eid2302.161026.

Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Tapeworm Larvae in Salmon from North America.

Abstract

Diphyllobothriosis is reemerging because of global importation and increased popularity of eating raw fish. We detected Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense plerocercoids in the musculature of wild pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) from Alaska, USA. Therefore, salmon from the American and Asian Pacific coasts and elsewhere pose potential dangers for persons who eat these fish raw.

KEYWORDS:

Alaska; Cestoda; Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense; North America; broad tapeworm; food safety; foodborne disease; parasites; plerocercoid; salmon; zoonoses

PMID:
28098540
PMCID:
PMC5283844
DOI:
10.3201/eid2302.161026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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