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Submitted: 14 September 2017 Modified: 14 September 2017

Herdin Record #: R05-BCHRD-1709141940556

Retrsopective Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Cases Documentation.

Researchers

NameRole
1Nera A. Galan

Related Institutions

Institutions NameRole
College of Nursing - Bicol University-Main

Publication Information

1.
Publication Type:
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree:
PhD
Publication Date:
2014

Objectives

This aimed to document the incidence of the occurrence of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in Sorsogon Bay which has started in September 2006 which caused tremendous displacement to everyone connected to rich shellfish resources. 

Abstract

This aimed to document the incidence of the occurrence of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in Sorsogon Bay which has started in September 2006 which caused tremendous displacement to everyone connected to rich shellfish resources. This phenomenon, as local seafoods in Sorsogon and the nearby coastal municipalities of Casiguran, Magallanes, and Juban. The ultimate objective was to conduct retrospective documentation of PSP cases of the occurrence and formulate education-information materials for red tide awareness and initiate other interventions that will help victims recover from poisoning and prevent recurrence of PSP, Inventory listings of PSP cases from different municipalities with victims of PSP from 2006-2009 in province of Sorsogon. Interviews were done to victims and survivors of PSP and were documented. The study conducted related to PSP poisoning was considered.


 


 


There were a total of 306 PSP cases in the province of Sorsogon from the year 2006-2009. Based from the analysis, the red tide poisoning is still in progress in Sorsogon Bay. Key trends were established useful in warning the public and making regulations and information drives to enhance compliance to local initiatives to contain further PSP cases. Therefore, further study should be conducted on the effects on health of PSP and interventions on empowerment of people how to deal on PSP particularly before, during and after its occurrence. Also, training may be included for emergency measures in cases of poisoning.