Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Seafood Poisoning Incidence

Facts about ciguatera:

  • Humans are very susceptible to ciguatera toxins.
  • Over 50,000 ciguatera poisonings are reported each year.
  • Mild cases are not reported.
  • People living in tropical regions are exposed to ciguatera toxin the most.
  • In the US, fish from the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Mexican waters carry the most risk.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Seafood Poisoning References
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