A local Thai dish prepared through grounded raw fish with spices and lime known as koi pla is discovered to be cancer causing.
The strong meal is nippy, economy and appetizing, but the fish is also a much-loved spread for parasites that the reason behind a lethal liver cancer causing the death of up to 20,000 Thais yearly.
Most coming from northeast, a huge, poor district identified as Isaan that has ate on koi pla for many years and now has the uppermost stated cases of the Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) – bile duct cancer in the world.
One of the main reasons of CCA is a parasitic flatworm – or fluke – which is natural to the Mekong area and originate in numerous lake fish.
Once consumed, the worms can implant unnoticed in the bile ducts for ages triggering infection that can, over the years can activate the hostile cancer, according to the World Health Organization