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Diseased animal

Can I still use the animal Yes - just doesn't look nice
Commonly infected wildlife Fish
Is this animal infected
  • Fish infected by this virus exhibit cauliflower- like growths on skin, fins and occasionally gills
Can I get it


  • The disease poses no known health hazards to humans
How bad can it get

Risk - none

Humans are not at risk for lymphocystis
How can I 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
Is it safe for pets Yes - no known health risk
What causes it
  • A virus called lymphocystivirus