What is fish-handler's disease?
Fish-handler's disease happens when cuts or scrapes in the skin become infected with the bacteria Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Handling and preparing fish and shellfish can create small cuts and scrapes in the skin where bacteria may enter. Developing fish-handler's disease requires deliberate contact with fish, particularly lobster and other shellfish.
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