Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Discusses Parasites with Outbreak News

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Lab and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, discusses a unique story with Outbreak News about a man, who claimed he ate sushi daily, who presented to his doctor a 5½ foot-long tapeworm.

This is from a podcast called “This won’t hurt a bit,” where a Fresno California physician told the story.

What was this parasite and what other parasitic and bacterial risks are associated with raw sushi?

Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Pritt has to say about it.

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.