(Seattle, WA) -- Researchers are considering treatment options for an emaciated southern resident orca after lab results confirmed she has a parasite. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the lab results Friday for the orca known as J50. NOAA says the results showed moderate levels of a parasite that generally doesn't cause problems for healthy adult whales. However, researches say the parasite can penetrate the stomach lining of emaciated animals and cause a bacterial infection that can infect the bloodstream and organs. Researchers are hoping to treat J50 with a de-wormer and an antibiotic.