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Sandy Flesh

Looks Bad

Commonly infected wildlife


Is this animal infected?

  • Fish flesh affected by this disease appear coarse and brown, similar to fish fillets that have been freezer burned

Sandy Flesh

Can I get it?


  • There is no known transfer to humans

How bad can it get?


No known transfer to humans

Protect myself and others

  • Although there is no known link between myofibrogranuloma in fish and muscular dystrophy in humans, the cause of sandy flesh is not known, and it is recommended that you do not eat infected fish

Symptoms in humans

  • None known

Safe for pets?

No - Since the link between this disease and other animals is not understood, consumption by pets is not recommended

Not safe for pets

What causes it?

  • Similar to muscular dystrophy in humans, the cause of this disease affecting muscle tissue is not known