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Paranoid about getting Fish TB (Mycobacterium marinum)
Have a small cut that used to be a blister on my right hand index finger, and now I've got myself all worked up thinking I might get Mycobacterium marinum.
I don't think my fish have the disease as I have got them from a fish shop quite recently.
I've had my hands in my friends tank too, is fish currently have Ich (he also recently got his fish from a fish shop).
Oh man the number of cuts I have and the number of times I stick my hand in the tank.
As far as I know, fish TB is basically like a flu for people... Many long time fish keepers are thought to have had it at some point in their lives, thinking it's a flu and unrelated to fish.
Unless you have a compromised immune system, no worries.
If you are older, pregnant, a child, or have anything that weakens your immune system, you should wear gloves from now on.. But a healthy person is really in no danger.
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