Scientists in Europe have updated the knowledge around parasites in fish based on available surveillance data.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion also evaluated methods for detecting and killing parasites in fish.

European data indicates that many species of farmed fish are free from parasites that can infect humans. These

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Two studies have been published looking at Toxoplasma in Spanish dry-cured meat products and in meat of adult sheep.

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Transmission has been attributed to eating undercooked or raw meat.

In the first study, published in the journal Food Control, 552 samples of commercial dry-cured hams

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Scientists have called for Chagas disease to be included in new estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease. 

Chagas disease, caused by infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, has a complicated transmission cycle with many infection routes. The disease mainly occurs in Latin America but is rising in other

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Researchers have shared findings from Cryptosporidium surveillance in Sweden from 2018 to 2022.

A national microbiological surveillance program was implemented in 2018 to increase knowledge of the molecular epidemiology of human cryptosporidiosis to better understand transmission patterns and potential sources.

Cryptosporidium-positive fecal and DNA samples from domestically acquired infections were

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Researchers have found Anisakis larvae in tested samples of fish in Slovakia and called on authorities to step up monitoring of marine parasites.

Scientists revealed extensive infection of fish products with Anisakis larvae and seropositive cases in a group of volunteers regularly eating fish products.

Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by

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