General Information

Event name: PHL-89-001
Country: PHILIPPINES
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: AZANZA, Rhodora , YNIGUEZ, Aletta

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Ormoc Bay, Leyte,
HAB Area code(s): PHL_15
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1989-02-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense var. compresum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Gonzales, C.L. 1989. Pyrodinium blooms and paralytic shellfish poisoning in the Philippines. In: Biology, Epidemiology and Management of Pyrodinium Red Tides. Hallegraeff, G.M. and Maclean, J.L. (eds). Conf. Proc. 21. ICLARM, pp. 3948.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: 77 PSP cases w/ 8 deaths
Created at 03:54 on 27 Sep 2017
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