To date, few countries have implemented a dedicated monitoring of CP cases. However, in reaction to the expansio the toxic phenomenon on a global scale, local, regional and international initiatives aimed at improving the counting of cases and identifying at risk fishing areas and species are emerging.

  CP data and Surveillance  in French Polynesia  


In 2007, the Louis Malardé Research Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Health in French Polynesia, set up an epidemiological surveillance network dedicated to ciguatera. This network is based on the participation of Health professionals and the general public, who are invited to report each case of ciguatera brought to their attention.

Due, in part, to its high prevalence, ciguatera is not on the list of notifiable pathologies in French Polynesia. The reporting  therefore relies on the goodwill of the declarant.

There are several ways to declare a Ciguatera:

- by filling out a declaration form by hand, available on below, to be returned by fax (00689) 40 416 406 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- by filling in the online declaration module available here.
- by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- by phone (00 689) 40 416 411

All declarations are kept and processed anonymously in the Marine Biotoxins Laboratory of the Louis Malardé Institute.


Download the paper version of the CP declaration in French Polynesia.

Download CP annual reports of French Polynesia


   CP Data and Surveillance  in the USA  


CP cases reported in the USA since 1997: CDC National Outbreaks Reporting System (NORS)

CP Outbreaks recorded in the USA (april 2020). Go to the National Outbreaks Reporting system for more detailed


Florida Health Ciguatera Fish Poisoning Case Definition


Florida Health Guide to Surveillance and Investigation Ciguatera Fish Poisoning


Florida Health Ciguatera case Report form

  State of Hawaii Summary of Reported case of Notifiable Diseases 2008-2018  




The EuroCigua project, co-funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has for objective to better characterize the health  risk linked to Ciguatera in the European Union. 

Read the EFS article on the fight against ciguatoxin food poisoning in Europe.





In the Caribbean, Ciguatera surveillance is managed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

Download the CARPHA Inaugural Report (2013)







In French West Indies, ciguatera surveillance is managed par the Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS)



Download the ARS Ciguatoxic species flyer

In FIDJI, CP cases must be reported to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS)


In HONG KONG, Ciguatera is a notifiable disease: CP data are available on the Government website.


In 2019, AUSTRALIA started a national ciguatera risk management program, involving the implementation of an epidemiological surveillance specifically dedicated to this affection.





Download the Australian Ciguatera Reasearch Stragy


  IOC-UNESCO Harmful Algae Event database (HAEDAT)

HAEDAT is an international database gathering global information on harmful algae events, including ciguatera, and associated monitoring networks.

It is managed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in cooperation with WoRMS, ICES, PICES, IAEA and ISSHA.


Ciguatera cases reported in the HAEDAT database (april 2020), More details HERE.




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