Temporal Range: From 01-Jan-1988 To 31-Dec-1996
This database combined data from a number of public sources to assist in analysing for climate trends in ciguatera within the South Pacific. Monthly fish poisoning rates for nations within the South Pacific from 1988 to 1996 obtained from the South Pacific Epidemiological and Health Information Services (SPEHIS). Ciguatera case rates were calculated for each year using population data from the United Nations global population database. Also within the database are the sea surface temperature records from the Hadley Centre Sea Ice and SST data set up to 2007. The sea surface temperature database has also been segmented by the South Pacific nation maritime boundaries.
For analysing potential links between sea surface temperature and ciguatera intensity.
Use of the AIMS data is for not-for-profit applications only. All other users shall seek permission for use by contacting AIMS. Acknowledgements as prescribed must be clearly set out in the user's formal communications or publications.
|SPC Epidemiological databases|
|Revisiting the association between sea surface temperature and the epidemiology of fish poisoning in the South Pacific: Reassessing the link between ciguatera and climate change: Llewellyn LE (2010) Revisiting the association between sea surface temperature and the epidemiology of fish poisoning in the South Pacific: Reassessing the link between ciguatera and climate change. Toxicon 56: 691-697.|