the pathology of anisakiasis has come mainly from examining individual
human case was reported in the Netherlands in 1960, and the incidence
increased dramatically until the passage of legislation that required
freezing raw herring for 24 hours, thereby decreasing the parasite
load in the fish.
first report in 1963, Japan has revealed itself to be a major endemic
area. By 1988, over 1000 individual cases had been reported.
been 50 cases in the U.S. to date, mostly in Alaska and California.
The San Francisco Bay Area has reported 3 of those cases!