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Black Spot

Black Spot

Diseased animal

Can I still use the animal Yes - Just doesn't look nice
Commonly infected wildlife Fish
Is this animal infected
  • Black spot disease appears as small, round, black cysts. Spots are commonly seen in skin of infected fish, but can also be embedded in flesh
Can I get it Yes
How bad can it get

No risk

  • Black spot is not known to infect humans
How can I protect myself and others
  • Trim away infested tissue and cook thoroughly before eating
Symptoms in humans
  • None known
Is it safe for pets Yes - Remove infected tissue and cook thoroughly
What causes it
  • A larvae trematodes causes this disease. Trematodes are parasitic flatworms that have suckers and hooks to attach themselves to host tissues