publication . Article . 2014

Ciguatera fish poisoning: A first epidemic in Germany highlights an increasing risk for European countries

César Mattei; Irina Vetter; Anneka Eisenblätter; Bernd Krock; Martin Ebbecke; Herbert Desel; Katharina Zimmermann;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Toxicon, volume 91, pages 76-83 (issn: 0041-0101, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Toxin-producing microalgae are thriving worldwide due to coral reef destruction and global warming with major consequences on ecosystems, international trade and human health. Microalgae belonging to the family of flagellate protists, in particular dinoflagellates, secrete a variety of high-molecular-weight polyether toxins that accumulate through the marine food chain to cause disease in humans by acting as sodium channel activator toxins; ciguatera is the most frequent seafood-borne illness worldwide with 50,000 to 500,000 global incidences per annum and is usually limited to endemic areas located between 35° northern and 35° southern latitude. The rising glob...
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free text keywords: Toxicology, Outbreak, Fishing industry, business.industry, business, Coral reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Biology, Ciguatera Poisoning, Global warming, Food chain, Ciguatoxin, Ciguatera, medicine.disease, medicine, Fishery, Ecology
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Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
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