From the article:
A growing seal population in the Baltic sea has brought with it an unwanted consequence – the cod worm (anisakis), which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and intense stomach aches if ingested, is steadily becoming more common in the Baltic area.
But the Swedish fishing industry has kept a tight lid on information about the growing numbers, according to a report in newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).
“The worry is that it’ll have very negative consequences, and that people will stop eating fish. So we want more information on the subject and so far this has not been a financial priority,” Sven-Gunnar Lunneryd, an expert on seals, told the newspaper.
Though the symptoms usually disappear within two weeks, severe cases can see the cod worm eating its way through the stomach and showing up in other places in the body.
According to the DN report, one unlucky man in the United States suffered from a truly stubborn cod worm after eating sushi.
The parasite crawled up his esophagus, and from there proceeded to eat its way through into the man’s neck.
Another incident reported by the paper was one sufferer who coughed up live worms after experiencing a ticklish and achy throat.
But when a similar revelation was made in Germany in the 1980’s it caused a significant drop in fish consumption and authorities are fearing the same will happen in Sweden, Lunneryd told the paper.
“There aren’t any reports about this being common in the Baltic, so I got interested and looked through 2,000 fishes collected in the area. From these we can see that the parasite is quite common.”
This is why you freeze your fresh fish before you eat it, secondly why are you still eating cod, it’s overfished you idiots and overfished means that if you continue to eating cod it will most likely disappear from the sea forever and forever is a bloody long time.
Stop being a lazy fatass and go out and find a sustainable alternative to cod, fuckhead.