The number of people sickened by eating fish such as barracuda and other sport fish is far greater than scientists previously believed, federal health officials warned Tuesday. Researchers say the illnesses are linked to a toxin in the fish, citing a new study documenting cases of ciguatera fish poisoning in Florida. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ciguatera fish poisoning is an illness caused by eating fish that contain toxins produced by Gambierdiscus toxicus, a relatively rare marine microalgae. People sickened with ciguatera usually experience nausea, vomiting, and neurologic symptoms such as tingling sensations, especially in the ... Read More
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