General Information

Event name: IND-16-001
Country: INDIA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: CFP (Ciguatera Fish Poisoning)
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Lutjanus sp.
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (HAB programme CMLRE)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Dr K B PADMAKUMAR

Location & Date

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General location information: Vizhinjam, trivandrum, Kerala, South India
HAB Area code(s): IN-01
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-01-04
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Additional date-related information: HAB events not mentioned/ recorded


Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: The authors are reporting their findings of Ciguatera toxins, from the fish collected from Local markets of trivandrum, there is no authenticity regarding the incident due to HAB in the Indian region
Event-related bibliography: Incidence of ciguatoxin fish poisoning in Trivandrum, India, Indian J. Fish., 64(4): 129-133, 2017 129

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Additional information: Ciguatoxin (CTX)
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Created at 10:05 on 29 Nov 2018