Two clusters of ciguatera fish poisoning in Paris, France, related to tropical fish imported from the French Caribbean by travelers.

@article{Epelboin2014TwoCO,
  title={Two clusters of ciguatera fish poisoning in Paris, France, related to tropical fish imported from the French Caribbean by travelers.},
  author={Lo{\"i}c Epelboin and Alice P{\'e}rignon and Virginie Hossen and Renaud Vincent and Sophie Krys and {\'E}ric Caumes},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={397-402}
}
BACKGROUND Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a food-borne illness due to the consumption of reef fish containing pathogenic toxins. CFP is endemic to tropical areas and may be described in travelers in non-endemic areas. METHODS We describe two clusters of autochthonous cases of CFP in Paris, France. They were related to two fish caught in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) and consumed in Paris after being air-transported in a cooler. In both cases, fish flesh was analyzed and the presence of… CONTINUE READING