(ORDO NEWS) — Surely each of you is familiar with aquarium fish. They act as a kind of anti-stress.
For some, it may not be a discovery, but the fish have another role – the distributors of tuberculosis.
Aquarium fish deserve special attention. These little creatures have always been popular with people because they have a therapeutic effect on a person.
If you are in a bad mood, or just have a bad day just look at the fish and everything will work out.
However, not everything is as smooth as it might seem. Aquarium fish can make a huge surprise for your health.
Common fish can transmit tuberculosis
Fish tuberculosis is a tragic zoonotic disease that is fatal to fish and transmitted to humans through contaminated water or open wounds.
Fish tuberculosis is caused by a group of pathogens belonging to the genus Mycobacterium. This dangerous disease is known to be passed from fish to owner due to poor handling.
The sharp spine of a catfish or the bite of a large predatory fish can transfer the disease to your open wounds, where lesions can appear months after the bacteria has incubated inside your system.
If you have been in contact with infected fish, you may experience symptoms such as rashes, redness, ulcers of various sizes and crusts.
The infection is not fatal, but will provide a lot of trouble. Therefore, clean the aquarium more often and everyone will be healthy.
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