Fish poisoning with particular reference to ciguatera

J Trop Med Hyg. 1980 Jun;83(3):93-7.


An historical review of the literature concerning a type of fish poisoning found in the tropics, characteristic of perfectly fresh fish. The clinical features are briefly mentioned, and the aetiology discussed. A new epidemiological model is reported and appropriate preventative health-care measures are suggested.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ciguatera Poisoning*
  • Fishes, Poisonous
  • Foodborne Diseases / etiology*
  • Foodborne Diseases / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Marine Toxins / poisoning*


  • Marine Toxins