General Information

Event name: UY-15-002
Country: URUGUAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Other ( intoxicated persons)
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: Cyanobacterial toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -34.883056, Longitude: -56.049167
General location information: Carrasco Beach, Montevideo
HAB Area code(s): UY-MVD
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2015-01-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Microcystis spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Sedan D.Y. et al . Recreational exposure during algal bloom in Carrasco beach , Uruguay. A liver failure case report. Abstract od CHA 2016.

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:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Microcystins MC-LR 2.4 ng/gr LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: public warning from the local governmental
Additional harmful effect information: liver necrosis and fulminant hepatitis. 20 months child
Created at 05:23 on 26 Sep 2017
Updated at 05:35 on 15 Dec 2019