General Information

Event name: GB-14-007
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >800 g STX eq/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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General location information: The Clyde, South West Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information: This event took place in Loch Striven in the Clyde
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-05-27
Start: 2014-05-20, End: 2014-05-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-05-27, End: 2014-05-27
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (7280 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 14730 g STX eq/kg LC
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Created at 03:32 on 10 Apr 2015