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WPIX: Rare skin disease blamed on handling of raw fish from Chinatown markets

Chinatown fish marketNew York city health officials have connected an outbreak of a rare skin disease to the handling of live fish from Chinatown markets in Manhattan, Sunset Park in Brooklyn and Sunset Queens, reports WPIX (Photo by istoletv’s) .

About 30 people have been diagnosed with the disease. Investigators have determined the bacteria spread through cuts and wounds on their hands.

Investigators say the fish in those markets are safe to eat, but should be handled with waterproof gloves.

The disease is known as Mycobacterium Marinum.

You can learn more about symptoms of the disease on WPIX and in the clip below.

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