Rare outbreak of skin infections linked to seafood markets

March 6, 2014 4:33 AM

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CHINATOWN (PIX11) - The pictures of Mycobacterium Marinum are as unpleasant as the symptoms. A rare skin infection that the Department of Health has linked to 30 patients so far, prompting a warning to people who handle raw or live fish or seafood.

Jay Varma is the Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control at the Department of Health says the patients interviewed so far all came into contact with fish purchased from a variety of seafood markets in Chinatown in Manhattan, Sunset Park in Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens.

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