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11 Jul 2005

Diet causing worms
Is it possible to get tape worm or maggots in your brain from eating raw fish...or anything else for that matter???
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Concerned
Foods derived from animals such as raw meat and fish can be contaminated with a wide variety of worms including tape worm. However, most meat and fish are inspected for worms before being sold, so the meat and fish you purchase at reputable supermarkets and restaurants should not be contaminated. If you buy fish straight from the fishermen without inspection and eat it raw then this could cause problems. Have a medical checkup and tell the dr about your concerns.
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DietDoc
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