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Ciguatera

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CIGUATERA: POISON ON YOUR PLATE?

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Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Fighting ciguatera food poisoning

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Video: Ciguatera: Poison on Your Plate?

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Mucho cuidado con la ciguatera al consumir pescado

Ciguatera fish poisoning, also known simply as ciguatera, is a foodborne illness caused by eating reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with certain toxins. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, numbness, itchiness, sensitivity to hot and cold, dizziness, and weakness. Onset of symptoms vary with the amount of toxin eaten from half an hour to up to two days. The diarrhea may last for up to four days. Some symptoms typically remain for a few weeks to months. Heart difficulties such as a slow heart rate and low blood pressure may occur.
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