Ciguatera Fish Poisoning #14

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  • _ForgeUser6971816 created this issue Aug 31, 2016

    Get "Ciguatera Fish Poisoning" from toxins that build up in fish. There is no cure, but the effects "usually" wear off, depending on a few factors; cooking does not prevent the disease. There are treatments, so a treatment for this could be crafted in MC; thus reducing its effects.

    Ciguatera is a foodborne illness caused by eating certain reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with a toxin made by dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxicus which live in tropical and subtropical waters. These dinoflagellates adhere to coral, algae and seaweed, where they are eaten by herbivorous fish which in turn are eaten by larger carnivorous fish. This is called biomagnification.

    Gambierdiscus toxicus is the primary dinoflagellate responsible for the production of a number of similar polyether toxins, including ciguatoxin, maitotoxin, gambieric acid and scaritoxin, as well as the long-chain alcohol palytoxin.[1][2] Other dinoflagellates that may cause ciguatera include Prorocentrum spp., Ostreopsis spp., Coolia monotis, Thecadinium spp. and Amphidinium carterae.[3] Predator species near the top of the food chain in tropical and subtropical waters are most likely to cause ciguatera poisoning, although many other species cause occasional outbreaks of toxicity.[4]

    Ciguatoxin is odourless, tasteless and cannot be removed by conventional cooking.[5][6]

    Researchers suggest that ciguatera outbreaks caused by warm climatic conditions propelled the migratory voyages of Polynesians between 1000 and 1400.[7][8]

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