publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Are cyanobacteria involved in Ciguatera Fish Poisoning-like outbreaks in New-Caledonia?

Dominique Laurent; Anne-Sophie Kerbrat; H. Taiana Darius; Emmanuelle Girard; Stjepko Golubic; Evelyne Benoit; Martin-Pierre Sauviat; Mireille Chinain; Jordi Molgó; Serge Pauillac;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract From 2001 to 2005, numerous cases of seafood poisonings were reported in a tribe from Lifou (Loyalty Islands Province, New Caledonia) of which 35 were thoroughly examined. Observations outlined by the epidemiological and clinical data (including severity and rapid onset of certain symptoms following consumption of either giant clams ( Tridacna spp.) or grazing and molluscivorous fish together with the apparent inefficacy of traditional remedies, were not in favour of a classical Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) outbreak. From 2005 onwards, an environmental offshore survey of the affected area was conducted. Screening of the damaged coral area revealed the...
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free text keywords: [SDV.NEU]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Neurons and Cognition [q-bio.NC], Plant Science, Aquatic Science, Epidemiology, Toxicology, Outbreak, Biology, Cyanobacteria, biology.organism_classification, Ciguatera fish poisoning, Algae, Hydrocoleum, Tridacna, Coral, Ecology, Dinoflagellate
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