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Research Article

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in the Pacific Islands (1998 to 2008)

  • Mark P. Skinner,

    Affiliation: National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox), The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

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  • Tom D. Brewer,

    Affiliation: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Ron Johnstone,

    Affiliation: Coastal Ecosystems and Resource Management, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management and Centre for Marine Studies, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

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  • Lora E. Fleming,

    Affiliations: European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Peninsula College of Medicine, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom, National Science Foundation (NSF)-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Oceans and Human Health Center, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Richard J. Lewis mail

    r.lewis@imb.uq.edu.au

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: December 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001416

About the Authors

Mark P. Skinner
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox), The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Tom D. Brewer
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Ron Johnstone
Coastal Ecosystems and Resource Management, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management and Centre for Marine Studies, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Lora E. Fleming
European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Peninsula College of Medicine, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Lora E. Fleming
National Science Foundation (NSF)-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Oceans and Human Health Center, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Richard J. Lewis
Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: r.lewis@imb.uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MPS TDB RJL. Performed the experiments: MPS. Analyzed the data: MPS TDB RJL. Wrote the paper: MPS TDB LEF RJ RJL.