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Are the skin diseases and ulcers occasionally found on fish and crustaceans a problem to humans?

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As far as any one knows, lesions found on fish and crustaceans are not infectious to humans, nor do they render the edible flesh toxic. If you find the appearance of afflicted animals unappetizing, simply discard them.

SOURCE: Donn Ward, Ph.D., Joyce Taylor, and David Green, Ph.D., Department of Food Science, NC State University

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