Sunday, 17 Nov 2019 | 20 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Fish poisoning case: 3 discharged, 1 still critical

Fish poisoning case: three discharged, 1 nonetheless vital

Speaking solely to Muscat Daily, Dr Nadia al Hajri, emergency doctor and medical toxicologist at Oman National Poison Center within the division of Occupational and Environmental Health on the Ministry of Health mentioned, “Out of the six, three were in life-threatening condition and remaining three suffered moderate poisoning.”

Two of the reasonably poisoned sufferers have been discharged on Sunday and Monday respectively. Of the remaining three vital instances, two have been shifted to the final ward and one remains to be within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The particular person was shifted to ICU after he suffered bleeding within the mind, which isn’t associated to fish consumption, she added. “He is still under observation.”

Dr Nadia mentioned that every one the affected are Indian male staff, concerned in building of a faculty constructing in Quriyat.

“They fried the eggs of the poisonous fish and ate. Then they were rushed to Quriyat Hospital around 1pm on Saturday. They were then taken to The Royal Hospital on Saturday evening.” She knowledgeable that the toxin in puffer fish is tetrodotoxin.

Dr Nadia defined that puffer fish is offered in eating places in Japan, however wants professionals to chop and clear. If not cleaned correctly and in any other case consumption of this fish could be deadly.

“The fish is a delicacy in Japan. It creates a kind of numbness around the mouth.”

Dr Nadia mentioned that the Oman National Poison Center is guiding the healthcare staff in managing poisoning instances. “In cases of marine poisoning we work together with fisheries science centre in identifying and treating the patient and with the fish quality control section in controlling and educating people about poisonous species of marine world.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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