General Information

Event name: ITA-05-001
Country: ITALY
Nature of the harmful event:
Other ( Aerosolised toxins effect)
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER , Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Bertolotto, Rossella

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 44.385278, Longitude: 9.007500
General location information: , Gulf of Genoa
HAB Area code(s): ITA-016
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2005-07-17
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Ostreopsis ovata Fukuyo 1981 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Brescianini, C. et al. Ostreopsis ovata algal blooms affecting human health in Genova, Italy, 2005 and 2006. Weekly releases (19972007) 11, 3040, doi:doi: (2006). Ciminiello, P. et al. The Genoa 2005 outbreak. Determination of putative palytoxin in Mediterranean Ostreopsis ovata by a new liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method. Analytical Chemistry 78, 6153-6159, doi:10.1021/ac060250j (2006).

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Calm and warm Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes 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:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Toxin was detected by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Economic losses: unknown
Management decision: closure of the beaches, swimming forbidden
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:52 on 16 Feb 2018
Updated at 03:11 on 19 Jul 2019