Six Die After Eating Endangered Turtle Meat

Nov 23, 2010 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen | Outbreak News

Six people died, including 4 children, and more than 90 became ill after consuming meat from the endangered hawksbill turtle. The deaths were a result of poisoning from biotoxins in turtle flesh that has no known antidote. This event occurred in late-October on the Island of Murilo, Micronesia.  Authorities have advised residents not to consume turtles or their eggs.

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