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ci·gua·ter·a

 (sē′gwə-tĕr′ə)
n.
Poisoning caused by ingesting fish contaminated with ciguatoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms. Also called ciguatera fish poisoning, ciguatera poisoning.

[American Spanish, from ciguato, one poisoned (with ciguatoxin), from cigua, sigua, snail, perhaps of Arawakan origin.]

ciguatera

(ˌsɪɡwəˈtɛərə)
n
(Medicine) food poisoning caused by a ciguatoxin in seafood

ci•gua•te•ra

(ˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə-)
n.
a tropical disease caused by ingesting a poison found in certain marine fishes.
[1860-65; American Spanish <cigua sea snail]
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A new NOAA study, published in the journal Ecological Modeling, forecasts an increase in ciguatera fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.
It is never advisable to eat larger barracuda, as they can carry the ciguatera toxin.
The percentage of foodborne illnesses caused by nongastroenteric agents ranged from a low of 12% for hepatitis A infection to a high of 100% for scombrotoxicosis and ciguatera.
How How long soon you sickness typically typically get sick lasts Diarrhea Vomiting Bacillus cereus 4-16 hours 12-24 hours [check] [check] Campylobacter 2-5 days 2-10 days [check] Some-times jejuni (may be bloody) Ciguatera 6-24 hours 1 day-3 weeks [check] [check] Clostridium 2 hours-4 Weeks (months Sometimes Some-times botulinum days in severe cases) Clostridium 8-24 hours 1-2 days [check] perfringens Cyclospora 7-10 days May come and [check] Rare go for weeks to months Enterotoxigenic 8-44 hours 3-7 days or [check] [check] E.
Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP), the most common nonbacterial illness linked with eating fish, arises from the ciguatoxin produced by Gambierdiscus algae in tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific, Western Atlantic, and Indian oceans.
Ciguatera and the feeding habits of the greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili, in the Hawaiian Archipelage.
As with other predatory fish like snappers, groupers and amberjack, there is a slight risk that lionfish could hold the risk of ciguatera toxin poisoning, which is caused by microscopic organisms that are passed up the food chain.
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His whole idea of chronic neurotoxin-mediated illness is the bright ray of hope that we've been looking for as the answer to many millions of people worldwide suffering from various illnesses including chronic Lyme, sick building syndrome, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, Pfiesteria, ciguatera, chronic soft tissue injury, and several others.
In tropical fisheries the two prevalent fish-related illnesses are scombrotoxicosis and ciguatera poisoning [45].
Based on archeological evidence, paleoclimatic data and modern reports of ciguatera poisoning, they theorize that ciguatera outbreaks were linked to climate and that the consequent outbreaks prompted historical migrations of Polynesians.