Aquarium fish deserve special attention. These little creatures have always been popular with people because they are able to have a therapeutic effect on a person. If the mood is at zero or the day just didn’t work out, just look at the fish — and everything will work out.
However, not everything is as smooth as it might seem at first. In fact, aquarium fish can cause serious damage to our health.
Fish tuberculosis is a 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. Damage will make itself felt a few months after the bacteria incubate inside the system.
If you have been in contact with infected fish, symptoms such as rashes, redness, ulcers of various sizes and crusts may appear. The infection, of course, is not fatal, but it will add a lot of trouble. Clean the aquarium more often, and everyone will be healthy.