Warning over fish feet craze

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PEOPLE with weak immune systems or underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of infection from controversial fish pedicures, experts have warned.

Questions have been raised over the beauty craze which sees customers place their feet in tanks of water containing dozens of tiny Garra Rufa fish which nibble on dead skin.

The Health Protection Agency issued new guidance after a panel found fish tank water contained a number of micro-organisms and that infections could be transmitted either from fish to person, water to person from the bacteria which can multiply in water, or person to person via water, surrounding surfaces and the fish.