Report: Disease caused by eating raw fish, like sushi, on the rise

FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, Nestor Guillermo, right, an expert fish filleter with Ocean Beauty Seafoods, fillets a 40-pound Copper River king salmon from the first shipment of the season of the valuable fish from Alaska, in Seattle. A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska’s Copper River sockeye salmon by name. But the marketing effort that popularized the firm, red fish could be in jeopardy as the commercial fishermen who provide much of its funding decide whether to pull their support. In 2005, the fleet of Prince William Sound fishermen who hang curtain-like nets from their boats to catch salmon voted to assess itself a 1 percent tax to fund Alaska’s first regional seafood development association. The fishermen who let out nets from shore joined in 2009. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(KRON) — This is a warning for sushi and seafood eaters.

A report published Friday says a disease caused by raw fish is on the rise in western countries.

Experts say the disease, anisakiasis, is found in certain types of fish that have been contaminated by a parasite.

The types of fish that can be affected are salmon, herring, cod, mackerel, halibut, red snapper, and some squid.

Doctors say the disease can be cured if it is treated quickly.

CNN contributed to this report.

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