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Tapeworm case raises concerns over sushi

Tapeworms in man who ate sashimi
Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-26 16:11:00-04

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Before you bite into that sushi, you may want to think twice. Raw fish can be host to tapeworms, and contaminated seafood can result in your body becoming home to the parasites.

There's concern over what may be lurking in your raw seafood after a Chinese sushi lover's body was reportedly found riddled with tapeworms after eating contaminated sashimi.

The man is not the first to contract parasites from eating raw fish but, does this mean you have to put down your chopsticks?

ABC 7 health reporter Alix Redmonde will have more tonight on ABC 7 News at 5:30.