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An outbreak of ciguatera fish poisoning in Victoria.
Commun Dis Intell. 2000 Nov; 24(11):344-6.CD

Abstract

An outbreak of ciguatera fish poisoning in outer Melbourne in September 1997 was traced to a 16.2 kg Maori Wrasse fish imported into Victoria from Trunk Reef in Queensland. The outbreak involved 46 individuals attending a banquet at an Asian restaurant at which four different dishes prepared from the flesh and viscera of the fish were offered. In all 30 individuals consumed at least one of these dishes and all reported one or more symptoms, in the main gastrointestinal and/or in 18 cases neurological. Seventeen cases were seen in four different hospitals and nine were treated with parenteral mannitol therapy. Nine of 18 cases were still symptomatic 10 weeks after the episode. Education of Asian restaurateurs and the wider community about the risks of ciguatera fish poisoning was undertaken.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Public Health, Department of Human Services, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Vic., Australia 3000.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11190817

Citation

Ng, S, and J Gregory. "An Outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Victoria." Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 11, 2000, pp. 344-6.
Ng S, Gregory J. An outbreak of ciguatera fish poisoning in Victoria. Commun Dis Intell. 2000;24(11):344-6.
Ng, S., & Gregory, J. (2000). An outbreak of ciguatera fish poisoning in Victoria. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 24(11), 344-6.
Ng S, Gregory J. An Outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Victoria. Commun Dis Intell. 2000;24(11):344-6. PubMed PMID: 11190817.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An outbreak of ciguatera fish poisoning in Victoria. AU - Ng,S, AU - Gregory,J, PY - 2001/2/24/pubmed PY - 2001/3/3/medline PY - 2001/2/24/entrez SP - 344 EP - 6 JF - Communicable diseases intelligence JO - Commun Dis Intell VL - 24 IS - 11 N2 - An outbreak of ciguatera fish poisoning in outer Melbourne in September 1997 was traced to a 16.2 kg Maori Wrasse fish imported into Victoria from Trunk Reef in Queensland. The outbreak involved 46 individuals attending a banquet at an Asian restaurant at which four different dishes prepared from the flesh and viscera of the fish were offered. In all 30 individuals consumed at least one of these dishes and all reported one or more symptoms, in the main gastrointestinal and/or in 18 cases neurological. Seventeen cases were seen in four different hospitals and nine were treated with parenteral mannitol therapy. Nine of 18 cases were still symptomatic 10 weeks after the episode. Education of Asian restaurateurs and the wider community about the risks of ciguatera fish poisoning was undertaken. SN - 0725-3141 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11190817/An_outbreak_of_ciguatera_fish_poisoning_in_Victoria_ L2 - https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-pubs-cdi-2000-cdi2411-cdi2411f.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -