Outbreak of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning associated with consumption of mussels, United Kingdom, May to June 2019

Nick Young*, Charlotte Robin, Rachel Kwiatkowska, Charles Beck, Dominic Mellon, Penelope Edwards, Jonathan Turner, Paul Nicholls, Gavin Fearby, Debbie Lewis, Douglas Hallett, Tracy Bishop, Tracey Smith, Russell Hyndford, Lewis Coates, Andrew Turner

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Abstract

We report on six cases of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning following consumption of mussels harvested in the United Kingdom. Dinophysis spp. in the water column was found to have increased rapidly at the production site resulting in high levels of okadaic acid-group lipophilic toxins in the flesh of consumed mussels. Clinicians and public health professionals should remain aware of algal-derived toxins being a potential cause of illness following seafood consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900513
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume24
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2019

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