How is ciguatera transmitted?
Ciguatera is a type of food poisoning associated with the consumption of contaminated marine fish. We report two cases in which painful ejaculation in an affected male and dyspareunia in an unaffected female following her partner's ejaculation suggest the sexual transfer of the responsible agent, ciguatoxin (CTX).
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Symptoms usually last a few days but can linger for months or years. There is no way to cure ciguatera, but a doctor may be able to treat the symptoms.
Symptoms are similar to those of ciguatera fish poisoning and may include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or a red itchy skin rash (pruritus). Chills, hot and cold temperature reversal, blurred vision, abnormal sensitivity to light (photophobia), and muscle aches (myalgias) may also occur.
The toxins that cause ciguatera do not affect the appearance, taste, or smell of fish, so there is no way to tell if fish is contaminated. The toxins are not destroyed by heat, so even thoroughly cooked fish is a risk.
There is no specific cure for ciguatera fish poisoning, but symptoms can be treated until the illness resolves on its own. Most poisoning resolves in a few days or weeks, but in severe cases the neurologic symptoms may last for weeks or months.26 Jun 2013
The acute symptoms of ciguatera fish poisoning generally disappear within a few days. However, neurological symptoms may continue for several months.
Diagnosing any neurotoxin-mediated illness usually requires identifying a biomarker, but there is no such serologic test for chronic ciguatera. "Early diagnosis must involve a physiologic test as a biomarker because otherwise we have no way of demonstrating the toxin in people."31 Oct 2000
Irregular heart rhythms and low blood pressure may also be experienced. Ciguatera poisoning symptoms typically resolve within several days, but may last up to 4 weeks. The symptoms of ciguatera poisoning may resemble other medical conditions.
A few more cooking questions 📍
How is sockeye salmon different?
Sockeye An oilier fish with deep red flesh, sockeye salmon also high in heart-healthy omega-3s but has a stronger flavor and stands up well to grilling. ... Pink and Chum These are smaller fish and most often used for canned or smoked salmon and are good budget choices.30 Mar 2020
How long does it take pork chops to cook at 350?
about 45 minutesThey required about 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Bone-In pork chops require about 10% MORE cooking time, so make sure you factor that into your planning if you bought pork chops with bones. Thinner pork chops will take approximately 25-35 minutes, while VERY thin *under 1/4 inch* will be even less.8 Jan 2019
How long should sausage rest?
Let the Sausage Rest Once the sausage is finished cooking and you've removed it from the heat, let it sit for at least 10 minutes in a warm spot. This period of sitting is known as resting, and it allows all the juices to redistribute through the cooked meat, resulting in a tastier final product.
What's the rarest you can order a steak?
blue steakAlso known as simply ordering a steak "extra rare," a blue steak is just shy of serving the cut of beef raw (via Char-Griller). If you're ordering a blue steak, it's most certainly not getting to know the grill for too long, and the interior temperature probably isn't much higher than 115 degrees Fahrenheit.14 Oct 2019