Ciguatoxin

Cosmone Clarke

What is ciguatoxin

Ciguatoxin is found in algae. It is passed on to big fishes that eat smaller fishes that have consume the toxin. It is hard to get rid of because it cqannot be destroyed by cooking or frezing the fishes.

The illnes caused by Ciguatoxin is called ciguatera fish poisining.

This pathogen is spresd to humans when we consume fishes that come in contack with the marine algae that this pathogen is sometimes found in.

Food commomanly linked with this toxin

Barracuda

Grouper

Snappers

Jacks

Symptoms

Nausea

Vomiting

Tingling in fingers, lips, or toes

Joint pain

Muscle pain

Steps to prevention of this pathogen

Purchase fishes from an approved supplier