Causative agent of anisakiosis
Anisakis and related roundworm genera (Phocanema [= Pseudoterranova], Contrac-ecum), live in the intestines of marine mammals or birds. The larvae of these parasites, which are ingested by humans with raw sea fish, are known as the causative agents of eosinophilic granulomas in the gastrointestinal tract ("herring worm disease"). In recent years, most cases reported have occurred in Japan. Reliable prophylactic practices include heating or deep-freezing of fish (-20 °C for at least 12-24 hours).
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