Ciguatera and scombroid fish poisoning in the United States.

  title={Ciguatera and scombroid fish poisoning in the United States.},
  author={Radha Pennotti and Elaine Scallan and Lorraine Backer and Jerry D. Thomas and Frederick J. Angulo},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  volume={10 12},
BACKGROUND Ciguatera and scombroid fish poisonings are common causes of fish-related foodborne illness in the United States; however, existing surveillance systems underestimate the overall human health impact. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe existing data on ciguatera and scombroid fish poisonings from outbreak and poison control center reports and to estimate the overall number of ciguatera and scombroid fish-poisoning illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States… CONTINUE READING
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