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Lymphocystis

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Looks Bad

Commonly infected wildlife

Fish

 

Is this animal infected?

  • Fish infected by this virus exhibit cauliflower- like growths on skin, fins and occasionally gills

Lymphocystis

Can I get it?

No

  • The disease poses no known health hazards to humans

How bad can it get?


Humans are not at risk for lymphocystis

Protect myself and others

  • Consume fish fillets like any other by properly cleaning, preparing and cooking
 

Symptoms in humans

  • None – people are not at risk

Safe for pets?

Safe for pets

Yes - no known health risk

 

What causes it?

  • A virus called lymphocystivirus