Friday, January 13, 2017

13/01/2017: Japanese Tapeworm discovered in Alaskan Salmon?

Health officials warn that salmon caught in Alaskan waters may contain Japanese Tapeworm

A recent study published in the Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases journal suggested the salmon may have tapeworm.

Image: Andrea Pokrzywinski
The study was made after a team of scientists examined wild Alaskan salmon and observed their organs under microscope.

Previously it was thought that the parasite only infected fish caught in Asia.

To read the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention article on this, click HERE.

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