Uncommon Bacteria in New York Fish Markets Linked to Rare Skin Infection

Uncommon Bacteria in New York Fish Markets Linked to Rare Skin Infection

  Over 30 cases of  rare skin infections have been reported in the New York area, according to the city Health Department.  The uncommon bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum has been linked to three different fish markets in the areas of Manhattan’s Chinatown, Flushing Queens and Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. The bacteria causes a highly uncommon infection called […]

Rare Skin Infection Outbreak in New York City

Rare Skin Infection Outbreak in New York City

A rare skin infection outbreak in New York City is keeping the health department vigilant after 30 people developed “fish tank granuloma,” which refers to a small area of inflammation that occurs in a tissue. The unusual bacteria called Mycobacterium marinum has been spotted in people who bought fish or seafood from the Chinatown markets […]