this nematode infects fish as its primary host, it follows that the
prevalency of the disease in humans would be in countries with the
highest consumption of raw or undercooked seafood--the Netherlands,
Japan, specific areas in the U.S., and the Pacific coast of South
are the most common sources of infection in those endemic countries?
The Netherlands--"green herring"
(raw or slightly salted herring)
Japan--sashimi (raw fish) and
sunomono (pickled fish)
South America--ceviche (lightly
marinated, raw fish)
the increasing popularity of sushi in the U.S., anisakiasis will slowly
become a common disease over time if the proper precautions are not