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Wilderness: Clupeotoxin Poisoning (cont.)

Clupeotoxin Poisoning Symptoms

  • Symptoms of clupeotoxin poisoning begin 30-60 minutes after eating contaminated fish.

  • The poisoned person may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dry mouth, a metallic taste, headache, sweats, chills, dizziness, and elevated heart and respiratory rate.

  • The lips, fingers, nose, and toes may become blue tinged.

  • The poisoned person may become very lightheaded, and the person’s blood pressure may drop.

  • Death occurs in about 50% of people poisoned by clupeotoxin.

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