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(Yahoo)   "The 38-year-old man appeared to be in perfect health until one night when his wife awoke to find him on the floor, shaking and "speaking gibberish." This could be you if you eat raw or undercooked critters. Wez lookin' at you sushi   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Immune system, Tapeworm infection, parasite-related illness, Symptoms, Medicine, Brain, Parasitism, Traumatic brain injury  
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482 clicks; posted to Food » on 16 Nov 2021 at 12:25 PM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-16 1:35:15 PM  
Holy shiat!
 
2021-11-16 1:44:46 PM  
You'll never be alone when you have intestinal parasites.
 
2021-11-16 1:56:42 PM  
As a wise man said "Boy, if you eat raw fish you'll get worms. Then's all we can do is boil you fer half an hour."
 
2021-11-16 2:03:30 PM  
Don't care; had sushi.

Plus, I'm holding out for this scenario:

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2021-11-16 2:26:07 PM  
HAVE YOU THE BRAIN WORMS?
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2021-11-16 2:36:47 PM  
Freeze it.
That is why all sushi sold in the US must be frozen to a certain degree for a certain length of time.
Do what you want, but don't be stupid.

And now for a seriously understated statement:

Parasites from eating undercooked and unsanitary meat or fish can be passed from person to person if people with infections don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. Tiny parasite eggs in the person's poop can spread to other surfaces, or even food, and be ingested by someone else, passing the worms along.

You can get parasitic infections by eating someone else's poop.
Nothing else needs to be said... *shrug*
 
2021-11-16 2:47:46 PM  
Sounds like it might be the next chubbyemu video
 
2021-11-16 2:48:04 PM  
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Wez?
 
2021-11-16 3:05:10 PM  
Two decades earlier, the patient had emigrated from a rural area in Guatemala, where parasite-related illness is endemic

Yeah, it was the sushi

/a friendly reminder to cook your cow poo burgers to 180°
 
2021-11-16 4:00:54 PM  
subby sounds like a xenophobic ignoramus.

as precise noted, fish used for restaurant sushi in the US must be frozen and held at a temp that kills parasites prior to preparation, or it's sushi made with cooked products like surimi, eel, tempura shrimp, etc.

the tapeworm that can end up in the human brain is Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm.

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cysticercosis/gen_info/faqs.html

modern US commercial pork is pretty parasite free, AND we still tend to overcook it due to fears of trichinosis. which is stupid since almost 100% of modern american trichinosis cases come from eating wild game, not pork.

the "brain tapeworm disease" -Cysticercosis- is extremely uncommon in the US:

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/taeniasis-cysticercosis

you CAN get sick from raw oysters (which are not typically found in a sushi preparation) but this is usually from Vibrio bacteria or even norovirus, NOT parasites.

https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/vibrio-oysters.html

i eat raw oysters all the time. it's a risk, but so is crossing a street. and i'm not in a high risk category:

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https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/epidemiology-fact-sheets/risks-of-eating-raw-oysters-and-clams/

in america, you're more likely to get a tapeworm from an infected human who's "shiatty" at hand hygiene and prepping your food than from the actual animal meats you're eating.
 
2021-11-16 4:03:12 PM  

OdradekRex: You'll never be alone when you have intestinal parasites.


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2021-11-16 4:05:55 PM  

luna1580: subby sounds like a xenophobic ignoramus.

as precise noted, fish used for restaurant sushi in the US must be frozen and held at a temp that kills parasites prior to preparation, or it's sushi made with cooked products like surimi, eel, tempura shrimp, etc.


Not one but two people beat me to it. I guess I can go do something productive...
 
2021-11-16 4:20:03 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Sounds like it might be the next chubbyemu video


I think he did one on sushi. The person got it from a gas station, of all places. That's asking for trouble.
 
2021-11-16 7:20:17 PM  
Seriously I don't get the fear mongering with food. Sushi is frozen and kills the pests. I always hear screams of botulism and shiat, I've never had a problem. And I've totally thrown meat back on a pan to cook up again that was forgotten during a night's festivities.

Sure they're good rules. But the only time I ever came down with anything really bad it was the dysentery while hiking across the US and I pulled water from an unwise stream near a road (I was farking thirsty) And sure enough, several days of both ends and feeling of death. Spent a couple of those days just hiding in the woods replicating the fun. And on the upswing made my way into a small town for sausage and gravy biscuits, making use of said gas stations bathrooms and copious TP, while feverish and all kinds of farked up.

Hell I kinda wish a pandemic had happened then, I could have got medical attention and John Doed myself outta the hospital 🤔
 
2021-11-17 3:15:06 AM  
I'm allergic to sushi.  Any time I eat more than 80 sushis I barf.
 
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