Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Origin and Chemistry of Toxins, Pharmacology in Mammalian Systems, and Public Health Impacts in the Caribbean
M.S. Marine Biology
Richard E. Dodge
Statement of Purpose
Ciguatera is a unique problem that has remained elusive to researchers for the last several decades. Investigations into ciguatera have involved the work of researchers from several different disciplines, including marine scientists, chemists, botanists, ichthyologists, pharmacologists, physicians, and epidemiologists. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the ecology of ciguatera production and transmission, the primary modes of action of ciguatera toxins in humans, and the impacts of ciguatera on public health in areas where it is endemic.
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