Health experts to look at fish craze

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THE latest craze of fish pedicures is being investigated by health experts.

The Health Protection Agency is looking into the treatment which sees Garra Rufa fish nibble away at dead skin.

There are two establishments in Boston offering the service and both have been visited by Boston Borough Council.

Trevor Darnes, the council’s principal environmental health officer, said: “We will monitor establishments offering these fish pedicures to ensure they have stringent procedures in place. However, there is some potential for infection and therefore they should not be used by people with skin or other conditions which may make them vulnerable to infection or may increase the likelihood of them passing infection onto others.”