Doctors: Dont eat raw crayfish -

Doctors: Dont eat raw crayfish

Doctors at Washington University want to make sure Missourians stay away from raw crayfish.
Tuesday, News 4 learned that some crayfish can carry a rare parasite that, if ingested, can make people extremely ill.  In all of North America 7 people have come down with the illness.  So far, in Missouri doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital have diagnosed 6 people.

The parasite lives in the heart of the crayfish.

Watch the interview with Dr. Gary Weil of Washington University right here on


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