Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New tapeworm found in Great Lakes fish

by Jeff Alexander Muskegon Chronicle
Monday December 22, 2008, 11:18 PM

An outbreak of tapeworms in Lake Huron walleye has Michigan officials urging people to avoid eating sushi made with freshwater fish caught in the Great Lakes region.

The warning came as a Canadian researcher reported the first documented case of Asian fish tapeworms in Great Lakes fish.

David Marcogliese, a research scientist at Environment Canada's research station in Montreal, reported the discovery of Asian tapeworms in Lake Huron walleye in the most recent issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research. (Full Story)

Source: Muskegon Chronicle

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