General Information

Event name: GT-87-001
Country: GUATEMALA
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
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: Carrillo Ovalle, Hector Leonel

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Boya Recalada, Pacifico Sur
HAB Area code(s): GUA-5
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Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Pyrodinium bahamense var compressum
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Surface
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Crassostrea cortesiensis Saxitoxins Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: 26 people deth
Management decision: Clossure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:47 on 15 May 2018
Updated at 03:59 on 15 May 2018
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