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Ciguatera fish poisoning: an outbreak associated with fish caught from North Carolina coastal waters.
South Med J. 1990 Apr; 83(4):379-82.SM

Abstract

Ten persons who had eaten at a seafood meal in North Carolina had gastrointestinal and neurologic symptoms suggestive of ciguatera fish poisoning. In five persons, the neurologic morbidity lasted 30 days or longer. The meal included barracuda, dolphin fish (mahimahi), and yellow-fin tuna, all of which were caught in North Carolina coastal waters. Analysis of food-specific attack rates implicated the barracuda as the probable cause of the outbreak. We believe this is the first suspected or confirmed report of ciguatera fish poisoning associated with consumption of fish harvested from mainland US coastal waters outside of Florida. Physicians treating patients with a syndrome resembling ciguatera fish poisoning should inquire about consumption of fish not only from areas where the disease is endemic but also from the southeastern US.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Environmental Epidemiology Section, Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2321066

Citation

Morris, P D., et al. "Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: an Outbreak Associated With Fish Caught From North Carolina Coastal Waters." Southern Medical Journal, vol. 83, no. 4, 1990, pp. 379-82.
Morris PD, Campbell DS, Freeman JI. Ciguatera fish poisoning: an outbreak associated with fish caught from North Carolina coastal waters. South Med J. 1990;83(4):379-82.
Morris, P. D., Campbell, D. S., & Freeman, J. I. (1990). Ciguatera fish poisoning: an outbreak associated with fish caught from North Carolina coastal waters. Southern Medical Journal, 83(4), 379-82.
Morris PD, Campbell DS, Freeman JI. Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: an Outbreak Associated With Fish Caught From North Carolina Coastal Waters. South Med J. 1990;83(4):379-82. PubMed PMID: 2321066.
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