Q: Is it true you can get worms from eating sushi?
A: It is true which is why you only want to consume sushi from a reputable source. Improperly prepared sushi may put you at risk for infection from Anisakis or other type of marine parasites. Raw fish must be frozen prior to preparing the sushi to reduce the risk of transmission.
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