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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

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* Gambierdiscus Wiki: a centralized location where information concerning Gambierdiscus species can be accessed. Developed by GEOHAB

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Harmful Algae Website; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Neurotoxins from Marine Dinoflagellates: A Brief Review: by D.-Z. Wang (2008) Mar. Drugs 6: 349-371; Open Access PDF file (521 KB); discusses CFP

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Treatment, Prevention and Management: By M.A. Friedman, L.E. Fleming, M. Fernandez, P. Bienfang, K. Schrank, R. Dickey, M.-Y. Bottein, L. Backer, R. Ayyar, R. Weisman, S. Watkins, R. Granade, and A. Reich (2008) Mar. Drugs 6: 456-479; Open Access PDF file (697 KB)

Description of Ciguatoxins: FAO Food and Nutrition Papers

Ciguatera Toxin: Information on Ciguatera toxin, and the Cigua-check, a test kit for ciguatera poison in fish

Ciguatera Poisoning: Canadian Food Inspection Agency food safety facts

Ciguatera: Chapter from the “Bad Bug Book”; U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA News Release on Ciguatera: FDA Advises Seafood Processors About Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Near the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ciguatera Poisoning: University of Miami NIEHS Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center

Ciguatera information: Florida Dept. of Health; pdf file

Ciguatera Toxicity: A description of the toxicity, for physicians; eMedicine website

Ciguatera poisoning: Collection of mostly medical information (symptoms, diagnosis, treatment), from

Ciguatera Dinoflagellate: Gambierdiscus toxicus. Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Cook Islands, South Pacific

La Ciguatéra: L'Institut Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti (in French)

La Gratte or Ciguatera: l'Association Symbiose, New Caledonia (in French)

Ciguatera and related biotoxins workshop: Entire issue of the journal Toxicon (Volume 56, Issue 5) devoted to ciguatera, plus four papers on cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins


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