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Trop Geogr Med. 1995;47(6):305-7.

Shellfish-borne illnesses. A Hong Kong perspective.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.


This article provides an overview of the spectrum of infectious and toxic illnesses that may occur following the consumption of contaminated shellfish in Hong Kong. These include hepatitis A, hepatitis E, infections due to vibrio species, paralytic shellfish poisoning, neurotoxic shellfish poisoning and heavy metal poisoning. Possible preventive measures are discussed.

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