Unusual contagious cancer spreads among clams off North American coastsRaw Story said:The discovery of a contagious cancer spreading among edible clams off the northeast US and Canadian coasts has stunned scientists and raised new questions about marine health, according to research published Thursday.
Yet another animal that has a contagious cancer. This one in clams is a type of leukemia. The Tasmanian Devil suffer from facial tumors that are contagious and so do canines, theirs spread like a venereal disease.
I have to wonder if the cancer in the clams isn't caused by pollution or is it something they have been suffering from for a very long time. They say they are still safe to eat, I'm assuming that is after they are cooked, but since they have no idea if it can spread to other species are people safe handling them when catching them? Also brings ups another question, what about some of the cancers in humans? Are any of them contagious?