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Man’s horrifying discovery will put you off sushi

Hero Sushi, supplied.
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SUSHI lovers beware!

A California man who ate sushi every day ended up with a 5-foot-plus long tapeworm inhabiting his body. The men went to the emergency room complaining of bloody diarrhoea, according to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who shared the story of his patient on the podcast "This Won't Hurt A Bit."

The emergency room physician was initially sceptical when the man insisted to residents at Community Regional Medical Center, "I really want to get treated for worms" until he saw for himself the disgusting proof.

"I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm," Dr. Kenny Bahn said on the podcast. (DR. KENNY BANH/THIS WON'T HURT A BIT)

"I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm," Bahn said on the podcast.

After being unravelled, the tapeworm ended up being 5-and-a-half feet long. Bahn recalled how the patient said he felt the worm "wiggling out" and felt like "his guts were coming out" as he sat on the toilet. He then, began to remove the worm, which started moving.

Bahn said the man was relieved it was a tapeworm. The patient was treated with medication to help remove the rest of the worm from his body. Boh Bahn and the patient agreed that his regular diet of raw fish was the likely cause of the monster worm.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study last year pointing out that wild-caught salmon caught off the coast of Alaska may contain tapeworm.

The California resident said he won't be eating salmon anytime soon.

Sushi’s a healthy option ... until you get a metre-long worm?
Sushi’s a healthy option ... until you get a metre-long worm?

This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission.

Topics:  editors picks food contamination food poisoning salmon sushi tapeworm


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