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Just Passing Through

by on Sep.24, 2014, under Animals, Consumer, Culture, Food, Health

Japanese fish delicacies are as beautiful as they are tasty. sashimi Sashimi, raw fish, is gaining in popularity around the world. Often served alongside sushi and tempura, it's one of the very few animal products that can be a part of a non-vegetarian raw foods diet. madai-sashimi The most common fish used in sashimi are tuna, salmon, mackerel, and yellowfin, but the key is freshness, so just about any locally available fish may be used. But what happens when good sashimi goes bad? Corpses Outside Chongqing Shelter For the man who went to Guangzhou No. 8 People's Hospital in Guangdong Province in eastern China, it resulted in a stomach ache and itching. sash1 Probably as a result of poor sanitation, some of the raw fish was contaminated. sash3 The x-rays revealed that the man was infested with tapeworms and tapeworm larvae. tapeworm Tapeworm larvae are usually found in freshwater fish. Eating raw or undercooked fish can transmit the parasite. sash2 Eventually the parasite can cause cysticercosis, where the adult worms enter the bloodstream. That type of infection is life threatening when it reaches the brain. sash4 By the time this victim entered the hospital, the larvae had spread throughout his entire body. The man is expected to survive the ordeal, and although he had a record number of larvae infesting his body. However, he didn't beat Sally Mae Wallace's record tapeworm. Sally, from Great Grits, Mississippi had a 37' tapeworm removed while completely conscious. But we're pretty sure the Chinese gentleman could beat the record if the larvae were all laid end to end. sally-mae  
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Bearing Up Under Fire

by on Sep.08, 2012, under Animals, Culture, Environment, Health, Nature

It was an especially hot toasty summer for most of the United States, and wildfires spread like butter on hot toast destroying more than 8,000,000 million acres of forest this year. In the Salmon-Challis National Forest, located in Idaho north of Boise, five separate fires eventually merged into one enormous inferno, encompassing 250,000 acres. As they were battling the blaze, Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game encountered a small black bear cub that had climbed a Fir tree to escape the flames. His mother was nowhere in the vicinity. The four month old cub couldn't walk on his burnt paws and hadn't been able to eat in days. He weighed only 23 pounds when brought in to the Idaho Fish and Game's Wildlife Health Laboratory. They treated and dressed his claws, which had suffered second degree burns. Jeff Rosenthal, Director of the Idaho Humane Society, reported on the bear's condition. "He's healing nicely. His pads and toes are no longer bleeding and new skin is already forming on the burned portions." His contact with humans is being limited in the hopes that he can be returned to the wild in a few weeks, despite being orphaned. "He's eating like a little pig, very feisty, and not very social. He charges the cage front whenever anyone gets near, trying to scare us off." said Rosenthal. If he can't be released back into the wild, he could be situated at Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary near McCall, Idaho, where there are two acre enclosures set up as a natural bear habitat.
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