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Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Tapeworm Larvae in Salmon from North America

OPEN Emerging infectious diseases | 19 Jan 2017

R Kuchta, M Oros, J Ferguson and T Scholz
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.
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Canada, Chum salmon, Pacific Ocean, Oncorhynchus, Pink salmon, North America, United States, Salmon
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