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Doctors Warn That Eating Sushi Could Give You A Deadly Parasite

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Sushi has boomed in popularity in the West, but doctors are now warning that eating raw fish might not be the best idea. A team of doctors from Portugal are concerned after a 32-year-old man was admitted to the hospital complaining of pain in his abdomen just below his ribs, vomiting and with a fever. 

An endoscopy revealed that the larvae of a parasitic worm from the genus Anisakis was to blame. The condition, known as anisakiasis, is caused by eating undercooked or raw fish that has been contaminated. The invader burrows into the stomach walls and intestines of humans, and can be deadly if left unchecked.