General Information

Event name: ITA-90-001
Country: ITALY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus galloprovincialis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: ZINGONE, Adriana , Ammazzalorso Patrizia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 43.925278, Longitude: 12.961389
General location information: Pesaro, le Marche, North Adriatic Sea
HAB Area code(s): ITA-003
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1990-05-10
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata Claparède et Lachmann 1859 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Event-related bibliography: Ammazzalorso, P., Ercolessi, M., Giorgi, G., Trotta, I., Rosa, F. & De Grassini, P. 1991. Indagini sulla presenza di Dinophysis e tossina liposolubile DSP in molluschi ed acque di mare adibite alla molluschicultura in provincia di Pesaro, nell'estate 1990. L'Igiene Moderna 96:142-72.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Additional harmful effect information: Symptoms of gastroenteritis
Created at 12:45 on 18 Dec 2019