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Ciguatera in Mexico (1984⁻2013).
Mar Drugs. 2018 Dec 28; 17(1)MD

Abstract

Historical records of ciguatera in Mexico date back to 1862. This review, including references and epidemiological reports, documents 464 cases during 25 events from 1984 to 2013: 240 (51.72%) in Baja California Sur, 163 (35.12%) in Quintana Roo, 45 (9.69%) in Yucatan, and 16 (3.44%) cases of Mexican tourists intoxicated in Cuba. Carnivorous fish, such as snapper (Lutjanus) and grouper (Epinephelus and Mycteroperca) in the Pacific Ocean, and great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) and snapper (Lutjanus) in the Atlantic (Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea), were involved in all cases. In the Mexican Caribbean, a sub-record of ciguatera cases that occurred before 1984 exists. However, the number of intoxications has increased in recent years, and this food poisoning is poorly studied in the region. Current records suggest that ciguatera fish poisoning in humans is the second most prevalent form of seafood poisoning in Mexico, only exceeded by paralytic shellfish poisoning (505 cases, 21 fatalities in the same 34-year period). In this study, the status of ciguatera in Mexico (epidemiological and treatment), and the fish vectors are reviewed. Dinoflagellate species Gambierdiscus, Ostreopsis, and Prorocentrum are related with the reported outbreaks, marine toxins, ecological risk, and the potential toxicological impact.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), A. P. 128., La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. enunez04@cibnor.mx. Investigación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo A. C. (INCODE), Nayarit 1325-A, Las Garzas, La Paz C. P. 23079, Mexico. enunez04@cibnor.mx.Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán (CICY), Unidad de Ciencias del Agua, (UCIA), Calle 8, No. 39, Mz. 29, S. M. 64, Cancún C. P. 77524, Mexico. almazan@cicy.mx.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), A. P. 128., La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. dlopez04@cibnor.mx.Investigación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo A. C. (INCODE), Nayarit 1325-A, Las Garzas, La Paz C. P. 23079, Mexico. herediatap@gmail.com.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), A. P. 128., La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. fhernan04@cibnor.mx.Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (IPN-CICIMAR), Av. IPN s/n, Playa Palo de Santa Rita, La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. cbands@ipn.mx.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), A. P. 128., La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. jose04@cibnor.mx.Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (IPN-CICIMAR), Av. IPN s/n, Playa Palo de Santa Rita, La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. igarate@ipn.mx.Centro de Investigación y Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana 3918, Zona Playitas, Ensenada C. P. 22860, Mexico. ergarcia@cicese.mx.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), A. P. 128., La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. csalinas@cibnor.mx.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), A. P. 128., La Paz C. P. 23096, Mexico. acordero@cibnor.mx.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30597874

Citation

Núñez-Vázquez, Erick J., et al. "Ciguatera in Mexico (1984⁻2013)." Marine Drugs, vol. 17, no. 1, 2018.
Núñez-Vázquez EJ, Almazán-Becerril A, López-Cortés DJ, et al. Ciguatera in Mexico (1984⁻2013). Mar Drugs. 2018;17(1).
Núñez-Vázquez, E. J., Almazán-Becerril, A., López-Cortés, D. J., Heredia-Tapia, A., Hernández-Sandoval, F. E., Band-Schmidt, C. J., Bustillos-Guzmán, J. J., Gárate-Lizárraga, I., García-Mendoza, E., Salinas-Zavala, C. A., & Cordero-Tapia, A. (2018). Ciguatera in Mexico (1984⁻2013). Marine Drugs, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/md17010013
Núñez-Vázquez EJ, et al. Ciguatera in Mexico (1984⁻2013). Mar Drugs. 2018 Dec 28;17(1) PubMed PMID: 30597874.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ciguatera in Mexico (1984⁻2013). AU - Núñez-Vázquez,Erick J, AU - Almazán-Becerril,Antonio, AU - López-Cortés,David J, AU - Heredia-Tapia,Alejandra, AU - Hernández-Sandoval,Francisco E, AU - Band-Schmidt,Christine J, AU - Bustillos-Guzmán,José J, AU - Gárate-Lizárraga,Ismael, AU - García-Mendoza,Ernesto, AU - Salinas-Zavala,Cesar A, AU - Cordero-Tapia,Amaury, Y1 - 2018/12/28/ PY - 2018/10/10/received PY - 2018/12/04/revised PY - 2018/12/12/accepted PY - 2019/1/2/entrez PY - 2019/1/2/pubmed PY - 2019/4/5/medline KW - Ciguatera fish poisoning KW - Gambierdiscus KW - Mexico KW - ciguatoxins KW - ecological risk KW - epidemiological KW - marine toxins KW - treatment JF - Marine drugs JO - Mar Drugs VL - 17 IS - 1 N2 - Historical records of ciguatera in Mexico date back to 1862. This review, including references and epidemiological reports, documents 464 cases during 25 events from 1984 to 2013: 240 (51.72%) in Baja California Sur, 163 (35.12%) in Quintana Roo, 45 (9.69%) in Yucatan, and 16 (3.44%) cases of Mexican tourists intoxicated in Cuba. Carnivorous fish, such as snapper (Lutjanus) and grouper (Epinephelus and Mycteroperca) in the Pacific Ocean, and great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) and snapper (Lutjanus) in the Atlantic (Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea), were involved in all cases. In the Mexican Caribbean, a sub-record of ciguatera cases that occurred before 1984 exists. However, the number of intoxications has increased in recent years, and this food poisoning is poorly studied in the region. Current records suggest that ciguatera fish poisoning in humans is the second most prevalent form of seafood poisoning in Mexico, only exceeded by paralytic shellfish poisoning (505 cases, 21 fatalities in the same 34-year period). In this study, the status of ciguatera in Mexico (epidemiological and treatment), and the fish vectors are reviewed. Dinoflagellate species Gambierdiscus, Ostreopsis, and Prorocentrum are related with the reported outbreaks, marine toxins, ecological risk, and the potential toxicological impact. SN - 1660-3397 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30597874/Ciguatera_in_Mexico__1984⁻2013__ L2 - http://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=md17010013 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -