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Wilderness: Pufferfish Poisoning (cont.)

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Seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

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wilderness: pufferfish poisoning, puffer fish poison, puffer fish toxin, pufferfish toxin, tetrodotoxin, poison, poisoning, blue-ringed octopus bite, food poisoning, fish poisoning

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Poisoning with the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin (TTX) occurs after ingestion of various species of puffer fish (seeMedia file 1).

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