aflatoxicosis


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af·la·tox·i·co·sis

 (ăf′lə-tŏk′sĭ-kō′sĭs)
n.
Poisoning caused by the consumption of substances or foods contaminated with aflatoxin.

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In 2004, Kenya was beset by the largest recorded aflatoxicosis outbreak in which 319 people who had consumed aflatoxin-contaminated maize were hospitalised.
Clinical signs of aflatoxicosis are non-pruritic macular rash, headache, gastrointestinal dysfunction (often extreme), lower extremity edema, anemia, and jaundice.
At necropsy, livers are usually pale and enlarged as a result of aflatoxicosis.
It is both an important indicator of mycological quality and alarm of aflatoxicosis.
Aflatoxicosis caused many signs includes listlessness, anorexia with the lowered growth rate, poor feed utilization, decreased egg production and increased mortality.
Indeed, outbreaks of acute aflatoxicosis in Kenya in 2004 and 2005 resulted in more than 150 deaths; an expert panel was convened and highlighted four areas for immediate action: i) quantification of health impacts of aflatoxins, ii) intervention research, iii) surveillance and iv) emergency planning for outbreaks [4].
Factors relating to prevention and control of aflatoxicosis in broiler chickens.
Amelioration of aflatoxicosis through a bio-technologically derived aflatoxin degrading commercial product in broilers.
In some of the countries of the world, some cases about the outbreak of human Aflatoxicosis in effect of contaminated food's consumption are reported; but in developed countries, because of precise control systems, sale contaminated food is prohibited and the illness is rarely observed (3,4,5)
Supplementation of food with antioxidant agents is helpful for proper cure against aflatoxicosis.
Nanosilver effects on growth parameters in experimental aflatoxicosis in broiler chickens.