Sushi, it’s a popular food. In Japan, it’s part of the national diet. In the United States, it’s my favourite for many. It’s often considered special treatment to be able to eat sushi.
Sushi actually refers to small balls or rolls of cold-cooked rice flavored vinegar which is gharnishad with vegetables, eggs, raw fish, or other foods. It should not include raw fish. It’s “Alsashimi” which are raw fish slices. However, sushi often includes raw fish.
It’s a special treat to be, and it’s often a costly meal. But is there any danger that we must recognize?
Risk of eating raw fish
Anisakis and other parasites.
Human infection by simple Anisakis (herring worm) and other thread worms, or round worms, can be caused by eating some raw or uncooked fish. Ingestion of a small worm can lead to severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting during hours of ingestion and false diagnosis as appendicitis or other stomach diseases. If worms do not get cough or vomiting, they can erupt into your gut walls and cause a local immune response. Worms eventually die and are removed by the immune system. In severe cases, there is a need for physical removal of worms by endoscopy or surgery to reduce pain. In rare and acute cases can cause allergic reactions. Albendazole (which may require lengthy treatment) can be used to treat light cases.
Vibrio, holy sacrificial bread.
Bacterial species, Vibrio barahaimolitikos, have been associated with the consumption of raw or uncooked fish and shellfish, especially oysters. Infection by these bacteria can cause symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills. Usually the infection is self-defined and usually does not require antibiotics.
Other types of Vibrio, Vibrio Volnivikos, were found in oysters, Walbetalinos, and lobster. In healthy people, swallowing this microbe can cause vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pains, but in people who suffer from liver disease or weakness of the immune system, microbes can enter the bloodstream, causing a life-threatening condition of blood poisoning.
Inflammation of the stomach and intestine of Vibrio volnivikos is rare, but it can happen at times. Instead, these microbes are more commonly associated with wound infections through open sores exposed to water that harbour bacteria. Examples of such scrap are when opening oysters or working on boats. These types of wound infections are the most severe in people who suffer from the weakness of the immune system.
There are other infections that were connected to sushi. Allisteria, which is a special risk for pregnant women and immune, has been considered dangerous with sushi. There was also infection with salmonella and noroviros that were linked to sushi. Infection can also spread if sushi is not set up by handling food that has good hand hygiene. There are many infections (such as noroviros, hepatitis A and many diarrhoeal diseases) that can spread if those who deal with sick food and do not wash their hands properly (or stay at home from work if he is sick).
Should you avoid sushi?
The risk of eating raw or uncooked fish in the United States is very small, with less than 10 cases of Anisakis diagnosed each year (although many cases are likely not to be reported). There are other cases found in Japan but also Europe, South America, and other regions of the world. In addition, the Department of Food and Drugs has provided several guidelines for retailers who sell the intended fish to be eaten raw. These guidelines include the freezing of fish to-31 ° F for 15 hours or-4 °f for 7 days to kill parasites and physical examination known as “candle” for Worms.
Who should avoid raw fish?
Persons suffering from liver disorders or vulnerability in immune systems (i.e., young children, the elderly and pregnant women) are more vulnerable to the severe consequences of food-borne infections and should look more carefully at what they are addressing. With sushi, it will be important that fish come from a reputable source if eaten. At the same time, others avoid fish during pregnancy for other reasons, such as mercury levels. This is something to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about, as it is important not only to stay safe but also to limit yourself too much.