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Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

A recent podcast episode shared, in grisly detail, the story of a California man who discovered a parasitic worm wriggling out of him. He and his doctor suspect raw salmon was the culprit.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a 2017 report that found wild-caught salmon caught off the coast of Alaska may contain a Japanese tapeworm, rarely seen in the U.S. Source: Yoshikazu Tsuno

Put away the soy sauce and wasabi and get ready to be grossed out.

A Fresno man and avid lover of sushi — more specifically, salmon sashimi — pulled a 5 1/2 foot-long tapeworm out his own body. It had been growing inside of him for some time.

Doctor Kenny Banh recounted the gruesome story as a guest on a recent episode of," a medical podcast that dissects odd or unusual health cases with experts.

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