Rare Skin Infection Traced to NYC Fish Markets


Health officials traced a rare skin infection to raw seafood in the three Chinatowns in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, The Associated Press reported. There have been 30 reported cases of the bacterium called Mycobacterium marinum and all the victims said they had handled live or raw seafood from Chinatown fish markets. Symptoms include red, tender lumps and swelling under the skin.