Published in Elder Law Weekly, April 13th, 2005
In parts of the Pacific, the number of cases of marine poisoning exceeds 1200 per 100,000 people per year. Although most of the burden of marine poisoning is in rural coastal communities, many people who live outside these communities, or travel to them, are presenting to their doctors with acute or ongoing effects after eating seafood.
Geoffrey Isbister (Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia) and colleagues reviewed data on the neurological syndromes associated with the ingestion of common marine toxins.
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