Fish-obsessed woman who often eats RAW salmon says she doesn't care about the risk of parasites

A woman has shocked thousands online after she boasted about eating raw salmon - despite the risks of parasites.

Aggie Waller, 18, says she is "fish obsessed" and grabs a raw fillet every chance she gets.

In a video posted online, she is seen cramming down the uncooked fish straight out of the packet, despite it not being sashimi-grade salmon and safe to eat.

Aggie's raw-salmon-eating habits are regular and explains that she was fed raw fish as a child by her dad.

Raw salmon is a known source of parasites and in particular tapeworm, which can develop from bacteria and grow up to 39 feet long.

Her friends and family laugh it off as a quirk but many online expressed their shock and horror after seeing the viral video.

One person commented: "The salmon you get for sushi is specifically treated for parasites so it’s safe.

"You shouldn’t just eat any random cut of salmon they will be filled with parasites that can have a drastic effect on your health and can live inside you for years."

Another said: "Get some worm tablets asap".

Aggie, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, said: "I take the comments on the chin but it's the same thing over again and it's getting boring now."

She started eating raw salmon in 2019 and has never looked back.

"My friend and I would walk to the shop to buy our snacks as you do when you're 15 and that was my snack of choice.

Aggie admitted that she "definitely has worms" but doesn't intend to stop eating the bizarre snack.

"I like the texture of the raw salmon in my mouth and it’s never made me ill eating it despite knowing, since I started eating, the health risks."