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Diphyllobothrium latum infection after eating domestic salmon flesh

By Kyung Won Lee, Hyo-Chung Suhk, Ki-Soo Pai, Ho-Jun Shin, Suk-Yul Jung, Eun-Taek Han and Jong-Yil Chai


Diphyllobothrium latum infection in human is not common in Korea and only thirty seven cases have been reported since 1921. We report two cases of fish tapeworm infection after Ingestion of raw cherry salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) caught in the domestic river. Among four family members who ate together raw salmon flesh six months ago, just two, mother and daughter, were infected. It is our expectation that the salmon associated tapeworm infections would be enlisted as one of the major parasitic problems with the growing consumption of salmon in Korea

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Publisher: The Korean Society for Parasitology
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