According to the New York City Department of Health, there is an outbreak of a rare skin infection that comes from handling raw seafood, causing skin lesions, pain and swelling to the hands and arms and even difficulty moving fingers.

Health officials are warning those who purchase raw fish and seafood in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn to wear waterproof gloves when handling those fish, and to seek medical care if they discover red bumps on hands or arms.

The bacteria causing the infection are called Mycobacterium marinum and it gets into the body through a cut or other injury.  Thirty cases have been identified, and all of those report handling live or raw fish bought at markets in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens.