Skip to comments.Infections Linked to Chinese Seafood Markets in New York
Posted on 03/06/2014 11:04:17 AM PST by Red Badger
At least 30 people have contracted a rare skin infection after buying seafood at markets in Chinese neighborhoods across New York City, prompting health officials to issue a warning to consumers and market workers to take precautions when handling raw or live fish.
The source of the outbreak was unclear, but health officials said that all of the people who were infected had bought fish at markets in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; Flushing, Queens; or Chinatown, in Manhattan.
There was no evidence that eating fish from any of those markets could cause illness, officials said.
People are encouraged to wear waterproof gloves in their home when preparing live or raw fish or seafood that came from a market in Chinatown, especially if they have cuts or abrasions, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement.
Dr. Jay Varma, the deputy commissioner for disease control, said the bacterium that causes the infection, Mycobacterium marinum, is common in fish and aquariums but rarely causes infections in humans.
If you were to ask 100 doctors if they had seen a case, you would be lucky to find one who had, he said. For us to see 30 cases clustered like this is very unusual.
The investigation into the source or sources of the outbreak is complicated, in part because the infections tend to take weeks to show symptoms.
In a typical case, Dr. Varma said, the first signs of infection are bumps under the skin or tender lesions. From there, it worsens into a wound that will not heal.
The infection can spread to the soft tissue below the skin and then into tendons and muscles. It is treatable with a targeted combination of antibiotics. But if the infection goes untreated for a prolonged period,
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Climate Change of course!/s
If they needed a cooler climate, why wouldn’t they head north to Canada. There is plenty of cold weather just North on Mini-so-cold. Their own rhetoric shows their stupidity!
Wrong feed! OOOPS!
I doubt that the fish came from Canada...............
Wrong story. I somehow posted here instead of about the moose!
I eat it all the time! That's purrrrrrrrrrrrrrty far fetched........................
Fish, moose, they’re trying to kill us all!...................
Let’s import all our food from China.
It’ll be cheaper.
It’ll free Americans from jobs.
And dead people don’t need insurance.
It still fits. The globull warming cultists blame EVERYTHING on climate change.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
To this day I credit the Chinese food I used to binge on (20 years ago) with bolstering my immune system; I haven’t been sick for years...When people tell me about all these food allergies their children have, I can only think it is because they don’t let their children the garbage we ate as kids.
Anything from China is wrong. Ban their crap in all forms!
Fukishima Fish Fiesta