Numerous species of fish can be affected.
Fish have wartlike growths on the skin, fins, and occasionally gills.
No. There is no known transfer of fish warts to humans.
How Bad Can It Get?
Humans are not at risk for fish warts.
Symptoms in Humans
None. People are not at risk.
Yes. There is no known health risk when properly cooked.
Lymphocystivirus (lymphocystis) is a common virus affecting over a hundred species of fish.
Epsilonretrovirus (walleye dermal sarcoma) affects walleye and is especially noticeable during spring spawning season.