A Snail Poisoning Outbreak in Fangliao, Pingtung County

H.F. Wei

1994 Vol.10 NO.8

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On 12 May 1993, seven residents of Fangliao Township, Pingtung County, were admitted to hospital for dizziness and such neuro-symptoms as perioral numbness and numbness of extremities. One patient was placed under Intensive Care Unit care for respiratory failure. All had eaten a snail, Nassa livescens Phil. To better identify and describe the source of poisoning for future prevention, an investigation was made.