General Information

Event name: ES-14-020
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus galloprovincialis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: PAZOS, Yolanda , FERNANDEZ, Margarita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: ,
HAB Area code(s): ES-08
Additional location information: Ría de Arousa (Galicia)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-07-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: July 2014


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia australis Frenguelli 1939 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: DXSP-Dirección Xeral de Saúde Pública (2014) Primeira notificación de intoxicación pola biotoxina ASP en Galicia. venres epidemiolóxico. Folla quincenal de información epidemiolóxica de Galicia. Vol 3 (16)

Environmental Conditions

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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Additional harmful effect information: First case of ASP human intoxication in Spain. Two people affected, they bought the mussels while the growing area was closed due to ASP
Created at 11:12 on 27 Feb 2021
Updated at 11:16 on 27 Feb 2021