Wilderness: Ciguatera Toxin Topic Guide
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (Ciguatera Toxin): Ciguatera is a type of food poisoning caused by the ciguatera toxinfound in large reef fish (most commonly in the Caribbean). Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle pain, numbness, tingling, dizziness, and vertigo. Ciguatera toxin fish poisoning may be a medical emergency and the poison control center, or emergency department should be consulted. The National Poison Control Center hotline in the United States is 1-800-222-1222.
Vertigo Vertigo, a feeling or perception that the environment around you is moving or spinning can be caused by inner ear inflammation, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere's disease, migraine, tumor, head trauma, or multiple sclerosis. Typical symptoms of true vertigo include nausea, sweating, vomiting, and abnormal eye movements. Treatment depends upon the cause of vertigo.