Schwelmenella is actually supposed to be Shewanella – a typographical error.

“Holidaymaker, 29, has all five toes on her right foot amputated after catching a ‘bone-eating infection from a Thai FISH SPA”

Is the Schwelmenella mentioned in the article real or a hoax?

Read more – https://www.quora.com/Is-Schwelmenella-real-or-a-hoax-It-only-seems-to-exist-in-a-small-number-of-articles-not-Wikipedia-etc

But to add to this scenario, I conversed with a bacteriologist who flagged that Mycobacteria would likely be lurking in such waters. Makes sense, since fish are undoubtedly held in stressful conditions, and fed insufficiently such that they try to “eat” dead skin from feet. These would render fish immunosuppressed and become prone to carry and amplify such diseases.

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