Marine toxins (Ciguatoxin)
Common symptoms of Marine Toxins include:
The main Cause of Marine Toxins is by eating certain seafood contaminated by naturally occurring chemicals.
Common treatments include:
- Supportive care
- If serious intravenous mannitol can be used
It is estimated that 1 person dies every 4 years from Marine Toxins.
# of ilnesses
There are approximately 30 cases of poisoning caused by Marine Toxins.
To best prevent poisoning:
- Keep fresh tuna, mackerel, grouper, and mahi mahi refrigerated to prevent development of histamine. Don't believe that cooking spoiled or toxic seafood will keep you safe. These toxins are not destroyed by cooking.
- Do not eat finfish or shellfish sold as bait.
- Check with officials before eating local shellfish
Algae blooms like this are a main cause of Marine Toxins
Shellfish can become contaminated from Marine Toxins
Fish not to Eat
Various reef fish such as these can contain marine toxins