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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fish Pedicures Could Spread HIV and Hepatitis, Says UAE Ministry of Health

The UAE Ministry of Health has issued a warning advising against the use of fish pedicures, saying people who use them could contract serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis.

Dr Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licences at the ministry, told the Dubai-based Khaleej Times: "The use of these fish pose a health threat, because it may cause the spread of several diseases, and the viral infections such as hepatitis and even HIV/Aids."

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