Sunday 20th August 2017,

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NY Daily News: Skin disease cases double in NY Chinatown

posted by Randall

Chinatown fish marketAn outbreak of skin disease in New York’s Chinatown has grown two fold in just a month, reports the NY Daily News.

66 cases of skin disease have now been connected to the touching of raw or live fish at Chinatown markets across New York.

The rare infection is contracted through a cut or other injury.

Symptoms include red bumps or swelling under the skin and difficulty moving fingers. The condition can require surgery.

Consumers are advised to wear waterproof gloves when touching or handling raw seafood.

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