General Information

Event name: ES-12-037
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): mussels and clams
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: PAZOS, Yolanda , FERNANDEZ, Margarita

Location & Date

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HAB Area code(s): ES-08
Additional location information: Galicia
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Martín Granado, A., M.C. Varela Martínez, P. Ordóñez Banegas, M. Hernández Domínguez, R. Cano Portero, G. Hernández Pezzi. 2007. Brotes de intoxicación alimentaria por biotoxinas marinas debidos al consume de pescado y marisco en España. Boletín epidemiológico seminal. Vol 15 (12) 133-135. DXSP-Dirección Xeral de Saúde Pública (2005) Abrochos de enfermidades de orixe alimentaria notIficados en Galicia no período 2000/04. Boletín epidemiolóxico de Galicia. Vol 18 (2): 1-2.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Additional harmful effect information: four DSP outbreaks, two were due to mussel consumption and two to contaminated clams
Created at 01:01 on 27 Feb 2021