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Old 09-23-2010, 11:08 PM   #1 
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Fish to human diseases/infections?

Can I get anything from changing the tank water with bare hands and a day-old cut on my finger?

I know you can contract TB this way, but is there anything else?
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:16 AM   #2 
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As long as you wash it well afterwards you should be fine. I had some scrapes on my knuckles while changing the tank last week and they healed up just fine, so just remember to wash them when you're finished.

Not sure on any specific things you can contract, though.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:02 PM   #3 
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I read you can contract fish TB.

Not the same as human lung TB.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #4 
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Here'a great article regarding it :)
http://www.flippersandfins.net/FishTankGranuloma.htm
But yeah, so long as you take precautions, you'll be fine.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:37 PM   #5 
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During the winter my fingers and knuckles split open and I've never had a problem catching anything from my fish. As the others said, take precautions and wash your hands after cleaning fishtanks.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:19 PM   #6 
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Waaa ... TB??
Shoot, I'm going to be more careful from now on. Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:33 PM   #7 
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I always wash my hands and wrists thoroughly after I'm done cleaning. I haven't had a problem, even when I had cuts and scrapes.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:57 PM   #8 
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Never mind - wrong thread. :(
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:58 PM   #9 
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When I first read the title of this thread, I thought you meant you had gotten kicked OUT of Petco - LOL!!!!!
Wrong thread, LM. :)
Nice misclick.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #10 
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I realized that a moment after I posted - see above.

You are FAST!!!! :)

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