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Risk Factors for Ciguatera poisoning

List of Risk Factors for Ciguatera poisoning

The list of risk factors mentioned for Ciguatera poisoning in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Marine finfish most commonly implicated in ciguatera fish poisoning include the groupers, barracudas, snappers, jacks, mackerel, and triggerfish. Many other species of warm-water fishes harbor ciguatera toxins. The occurrence of toxic fish is sporadic, and not all fish of a given species or from a given locality will be toxic. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Ciguatera poisoning are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Ciguatera poisoning makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Ciguatera poisoning. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Ciguatera poisoning. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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