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Article Infection Caused by Fishes: Is it a Threat?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by KidsAquariums, Nov 8, 2010.

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    This infection to human may take from the bacteria called Mycobacterium Marinum. This discovery is quite alarming especially for the aquarium enthusiasts that have a direct contact to their fishes.

    According to some experts, these bacteria survive both on freshwater and saltwater aquariums. It was also considered to be responsible for skin infection outbreaks in swimming pools. Bad water can cause problems unnoticeable to even the most discerning eye, so it is important to monitor its quality regularly. Mycobacterium Marinum could not survive in a water tank that is well chlorinated.

    The problem worsens if cuts and abrasions inflected because of sharp fish spines or likes. These injuries are typically common on the arms and hands of marine workers. Mycobacterium marinum is a type of bacterium that doesn't grow very well at body temperature. But they are also observed to be there in fish aquariums.

    These certain infections take some time to develop and proliferate. This is much very common in children than in adults. [icon_e_surprised.gif]