anisakiasis

noun

an·​i·​sa·​ki·​a·​sis ˌan-ə-sə-ˈkī-ə-sis How to pronounce anisakiasis (audio)
: intestinal infection caused by the larvae of a nematode (family Anisakidae and especially Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens) and usually contracted by eating raw or undercooked fish
Eating fish that is raw, undercooked, or lightly pickled can result in anisakiasis, an infection that is most common in Japan … but becoming more frequent in the United States …The Alameda (California) Times-Star

Note: The symptoms of anisakiasis include severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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“Anisakiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anisakiasis. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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