Tapeworms and roundworms and their eggs lives in almost all fresh or salt water fishes. These worms can only be killed by thorough cooking and/or freezing the fish to between 4 deg C – 0 deg C. Even the eggs of these parasites can only be killed if it is cooked or frozen at the said temperatures. The story that follows is a true one of a man who loved his sushi and sashimi to be so fresh that it’s almost alive!
Mr. Shota Fujiwara from Gifu, Japan developed a severe headache for the past 3 years and self diagnosed it as migraine and stress from work. He complained incessantly about the persistent headache and finally when he started losing his psychomotor skills he went to seek medical help.
A brain scan and x-ray reveals little however. But upon closer inspection by a specialist on his scalp, the doctor noticed small movements beneath his skin. It was then that the doctor did a local anesthetic to his scalp and discovered tiny worms crawling out. A major surgery was thus immediately called for and the extent of the infestation was horrific as you can see below..not for the weak hearted.