Anisakiasis is an intestinal parasitic infection caused by nematodes (worms). This worm infects the human digestive tract by eating raw fish and squids that contains worms. The larvae of nematode are found in areas where people often eat raw foods. Humans become infected with larvae when they eat undercooked fish and squid the fed on the larvae. The raw foods with nematodes enter the human body. Once inside, it attacks the gastrointestinal tract of a human.
This infection can’t be transmitted to another person. The larvae can infect certain marine mammals such as whales and sea lions which defecate into the sea. The eggs are then released and it becomes an infected larva.
Some may experience a tingling sensation while eating uncooked food. It is the worm that moves in your mouth. They can remove this worm by coughing it up. Some people might experience different symptoms. A person might experience the following symptoms from eating an uncooked food:
The treatment for this disease is not necessary. The worm inside the human body typically dies in 3 weeks because human is not suitable for their life cycle. Treatment for this infection is:
Diagnosing this kind of condition includes:
The disease can be prevented by following the safety measures below: