General Information

Event name: MX-94-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish , Humans
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: CFP (Ciguatera Fish Poisoning)
Unexplained toxicity: Yes
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Sphyraena sphyraena
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 21.239167, Longitude: -86.741667
General location information: Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
HAB Area code(s): CM
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1994-07-10
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Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Event-related bibliography: Arcila-Herrera, H., Castello-Navarrete, A., Mendoza-Ayora, J., Montero-Cervantes, L., González-Franco, M. F., Brito-Villanueva, W. O. 1998. Ten cases of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Yucatan. Rev Invest Clin. 50: 149-152.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 06:59 on 22 Feb 2018