Commonly infected wildlife
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?
- Black spot is not known to infect humans
How bad can it get?
No risk to humans
Protect myself and others
- Trim away infested tissue and cook thoroughly before eating
Symptoms in humans
- None known
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