Three people each were infected in Missouri and North Carolina; two people in Ohio; and one person each in Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the CDC said. 'Our folks are really wanting people to be aware of it.
Couple that with bacteria living on fish scales or waste and the tiniest cut could make the risk of infection a reality. In April 2011, a bacterial outbreak among 6,000 G. rufa imported from Indonesia to British salons and spas revealed colonies of ...
No shocker here: The CDC released a report saying that fish pedicures can cause bacterial infections. Call us Nostradamuses, but we were grossed out by this the moment we heard about it (see proof here).
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The threat has remained largely theoretical ever since a spa in Alexandria, Va., brought the fishy foot treatments to U.S. shores in 2008 as a replacement for the razors typically used to scrape dead skin from callused toes and heels.
As if you needed more reasons not to get a pedicure in which TINY FISH EAT DEAD SKIN OFF YOUR FEET WHILE YOUR FEET REMAIN ON YOU, the CDC confirmed recently that it's gross. Also, risk of bacterial infection is high for both person and fish.
Just when I started getting excited for summer, the CDC shared some pretty disturbing news: According to a study released last week, "young adults" (men and women ages 18 to 29) don't always practice safe sunning.