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Monday, October 24, 2011

Malaysia : Fish spa treatment may spread water-borne germs, says minister

Via The Star :

" People using fish spa treatment have been warned of possible health risks due to the nature of the treatment and the use of untreated water.

“Our concern is the spread of water-borne germs as not only one person uses the fish pond,” said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Citing an example, he said a person with an infected leg may spread it to the other users of the pond.

“Also a concern is that the water in the pond is not treated with chlorine or changed regularly,” he added.

However, Liow said the ministry was merely issuing a health advisory and not a ruling."

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