How soon do you get symptoms of fish-handler's disease?
The disease generally develops 2-7 days after injury to the skin and bacterial infection.
- A sharply defined, red-purple circular area appears and surrounds the puncture.
- The area of injury grows in diameter by about half an inch per day.
- You may also have pain, burning, itching, and swelling at the infection site; joint stiffness; and lymph node.
From: Wilderness: Fish-Handler's Disease WebMD Medical Reference
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