Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Case Reports
, 45 (19), 389-91

Tetrodotoxin Poisoning Associated With Eating Puffer Fish Transported From Japan--California, 1996

  • PMID: 8609880
Case Reports

Tetrodotoxin Poisoning Associated With Eating Puffer Fish Transported From Japan--California, 1996

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.

Abstract

On April 29, 1996, three cases of tetrodotoxin poisoning occurred among chefs in California who shared contaminated fugu (puffer fish) brought from Japan by a co-worker as a prepackaged, ready-to-eat product. The quantity eaten by each person was minimal, ranging from approximately 1/4 to 1 1/2 oz. Onset of symptoms began approximately 3-20 minutes after ingestion, and all three persons were transported by ambulance to a local emergency department (ED). This report summarizes the investigation of these cases by the San Diego Department of Environmental Health (SDEH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 9 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

Publication types

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback