Alaskan wild salmon may have tapeworm

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 06:47:49-05

(CNN) – A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says wild salmon caught in Alaska has been infected by the Japanese broad tapeworm.

The tapeworm is a parasite that, in exceptional cases, can cause serious medical problems, such as intestinal obstructions.

The CDC says the tapeworm can also grow up to 30 feet long.

At least four species of pacific salmon are known to carry Japanese tapeworm infections.

Experts say adequately cooking or freezing the fish can destroy the tapeworm.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource