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Fish Pedicures Could Cause Dangerous Bacterial Infections, CDC Warns
Posted By Mark Boyer On May 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am In Animals,Environment | No Comments
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It turns out that fish pedicures aren’t just a bizarre beauty ritual — they’re also potentially dangerous. This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  published a new report that examined the types of bacteria associated with Garra rufa, an inch-long toothless carp that nibbles away at dead skin. Citing the risk of dangerous skin and soft-tissue infections for people with open sores, skin cuts, underlying medical conditions such as diabetes , the CDC warned against the practice. Our advice? Stick with the pumice stone and leave the fish alone.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/fish-pedicures-could-cause-dangerous-bacterial-infections-cdc-warns/fish-pedicure-2/
 Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-100895851/stock-photo-fish-spa-pedicure-rufa-garra-pedicure-treatment-closeup-of-woman-enjoying-skin-care-fish-spa.html
 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/6/11-1782_article.htm
 diabetes: http://www.ecouterre.com/prescription-tattoos-could-monitor-blood-glucose-levels-in-diabetics/
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