CDC Warns of Japanese Broad Tapeworm Larvae in North American Salmon

CDC Warns of Japanese Broad Tapeworm Larvae in North American Salmon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that wild Alaskan salmon could lead to an increased number of tapeworm in humans, including in the United States.

January 17, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that wild Alaskan salmon could lead to an increased number of tapeworm in humans, including in the United States.

A February CDC article states the tapeworm is re-emerging due to the popularity of eating raw fish. Affected salmon is largely from along the American and Asian Pacific coasts, the CDC says. 

About 2,000 cases of the tapeworm have been reported, mostly in Northeastern Asia, but it is believed the number of cases is highly underestimated.

CDC posted the following letter in its current EID Journal.