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Fish tank super bug (watch out em)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickengal505, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bolivia N.C
  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it seems there is a superbug everywhere. I used to have three fish tanks and didn't get any disease. I think anyone could catch a superbug at any moment. I'll try not to bathe in hand sanitizer.
     
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    For some reason when I read "Super bug" I thought of a bristle worm. [​IMG]




    Been doing this for years, I don't think I've ever gotten anything worse than a few stings. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I was kidding, Firefighter Chick, good point.
     
  5. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    DO watch out for the lion fish though! They'll sneak up on you. Especially if you're busy lecturing someone else about watching them AT ALL TIMES. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  7. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    Yeah, laugh it up. It's hilarious.


    Me: "ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE LIONS. ALWAYS."
    Them: "Well, if I shoo them to the other side of the tank?"
    Me: "Unacceptable. YOU HAVE TO WATCH THEM. If yo-[​IMG]"
    Them: "Uh, did you just get stung....?"
    Me: [​IMG]
     
  8. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    This is very old news. "Fish tuberculosis" or mycobacterium marinum has been around for a long time. It seems the media had a slow day so they found something 'new' to fear monger on. Infections in both fish and humans are rare, but it is a zoonotic disease. So if you've got a cut on your hand and stick it in a tank with the infected fish, then you just exposed yourself. BUT fish with the disease don't often live long anyway.
     
  9. philter4

    philter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Stacykins is correct, not only has this been around since people kept fish in ancient China and Japan, in all of those centuries there are so few cases of transfer that the chances of anyone contracting a mycobacterium infection from a fish is astronomical. Just think about how many fish tanks there are in the U. S. alone and how many people are exposed to the bacterium yet there so few reported case of infection worldwide.

    The same thing applies to bacteria like Salmonella, I see articles and warnings about keeping reptiles and infection yet the statistic have shown that about 4000 people get salmonella from uncooked chicken A DAY yet there are no mandatory warning labels on chicken at the grocery store (when I had a pet store we had to post warnings on all turtles and iguanas about the possibility of salmonella infections). There have been so few infections proven to be directly traced to a reptile in the United States in the last 25 years (salmonella DNA is distinctive so you can easily trace the source) but as I mentioned there are about 4000 cases a day from uncooked or under cooked poultry.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  10. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    I don't think the OP was really concerned with contracting such an illness. I think this thread was meant as a joke, and I took it as such. [​IMG]
     

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