Senior Consult: Chicken of the sea? You ought to be!

Senior Consult: Chicken of the sea? You ought to be!

In 1975, “Jaws” kept us out of the ocean, lakes, swimming pools and foot baths. Even now, we Floridians have a healthy respect forCarcharodon carcharias — the great white shark — and all his cousins.

But our waters are home to other dangerous sea life that can do more damage than our friend, Mr. Jaws.

Anisakis is a parasitic roundworm that can infect humans who eat uncooked fish. It is found everywhere from the Scandinavian countries in cod livers and pickled herring to South America in ceviche and anywhere sushi is enjoyed.

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