Tanzania Sea Turtle Tragedy: Deadly Outbreak Linked to Chelonitoxism on Pemba Island

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania – A tragic incident unfolded on Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago, where multiple individuals fell ill or lost their lives after consuming sea turtle meat. Authorities revealed that eight children and an adult lost their lives, with 78 others requiring hospitalization. Sea turtle meat, considered a delicacy in Zanzibar, is believed to have caused chelonitoxism, a form of food poisoning. The distressing news came after the death of the adult, who was …

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Tanzania: Deaths Linked to Consuming Sea Turtle Meat Point to Chelonitoxism Outbreak

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania – A tragic incident unfolded on Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago when several individuals either passed away or fell ill after consuming sea turtle meat, authorities revealed over the weekend. A total of eight children and one adult lost their lives, with an additional 78 individuals requiring hospitalization. Sea turtle meat is considered a delicacy among the people of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. The unfortunate deaths were attributed to chelonitoxism, …

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Sea Turtle Meat Consumption Leads to Fatalities in Zanzibar, Tanzania

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania – Authorities in Zanzibar reported multiple deaths and illnesses caused by the consumption of sea turtle meat on Pemba Island over the weekend. A total of eight children and one adult were reported dead, with 78 others hospitalized as a result of chelonitoxism, a form of food poisoning. Sea turtle meat is considered a delicacy in Zanzibar, contributing to the tragedy. Dr. Haji Bakari, the Mkoani District medical officer, confirmed that laboratory tests …

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