ciguatoxin

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ciguatoxin

[¦sēg·wə¦täk·sən]
(biochemistry)
A toxin produced by the benthic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus.
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Higher temperatures are likely to inhibit the growth of these cells, slightly decreasing the risk of ciguatera in the Caribbean.
illnesses, median (90% Crl) median (90% Crl) Hepatitis A virus infection 12 (5-24) 40(10-100) Listeriosis 98(90-100) 150 (50-200) Toxoplasmosis 31 (4-74) 3,750(1,400-7,150) Ciguatera 100 (100-100) 150(40-300) Scorn brotoxicosis 100 (100-100) 1,050 (0-2,450) Total 40 (25-59) 5,140 (3,530-7,980) * All estimates were based on an empirical distribution of the Australian population in the June quarter of 2006-2010; for the parameters of these distributions, see online Technical Appendix 4 (http://wwwnc.
What we were interested in is the extension of ciguatera into the mainland United States, either from fish importing or through expansion of the endemic area up the sea coast," says Daniel Gingold, who led the study at Emory University.
Scombrotoxicosis accounted for 51% of these illnesses during this period, while ciguatera accounted for 38% of the intoxications and can therefore be said to be less prevalent among chemical illnesses in the U.
Ciguatera poisoning is a food-borne disease that can come from eating large, carnivorous reef fish, and causes vomiting, headaches, and a burning sensation upon contact with cold surfaces.
Microarray analysis for gene expression at both laboratories reported markers that were similar to samples from other patients with clinical diagnoses of ciguatera poisoning.
Yet most people in the United States have never heard of it: ciguatera fish poisoning.
4th DCA 2001), the plaintiff claimed that the ciguatera food poisoning she contracted from the defendant's fish caused her to develop Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).
Incidences of ciguatera (fish poisoning) appear to be increasing.
There are also demonstrated positive correlations between temperature increases and diarrhea and between warmer sea-surface temperatures and ciguatera poisoning, an illness caused by toxic-fish consumption.
The reality of the world is that someone can be in the Caribbean one day and in an emergency room in Minnesota with ciguatera the next," Elijah W.
Relevant jury verdicts in the WLN databases were identified by searching for the general classification term "food poisoning" and the names of common foodborne pathogens and illnesses (botulism, Campylobacter, campylobacteriosis, ciguatera, ciguatoxin, Clostridium, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, E.