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Sardine poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Sardine poisoning (clupeotoxin): Introduction

Sardine poisoning (clupeotoxin): Some sardines contain toxins (Clupeotoxin) which can be poisonous to humans if eaten. Heat does not destroy the toxin and there is still uncertainty as to the origin of the toxin. The toxin appears to be present in higher concentrations in summer and is believed to be possible linked to the consumption of toxic food in its food web. The size and age of the sardines does not appear to be related to the toxicity. The sardines are found in coastal waters off Africa and the Caribbean, Indian and Pacific Oceans. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sardine poisoning (clupeotoxin) is available below.

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Prognosis for Sardine poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Prognosis for Sardine poisoning (clupeotoxin): The toxin is very poisonous and death can occur in less than 15 minutes. As many as half of poisoning patients end up dying.

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