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Fish-Handler's Disease (cont.)

Diagnosis of Fish-Handler's Disease

Diagnosis of the cause of an individual's fish-handler's disease is done by culturing the bacteria from the lesions or by PCR tests (tests that identify the genetic material of bacteria or other organisms) specific for the bacterial type involved.

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