New Zealand – Auckland health officials warn of scombroid poisoning

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Auckland health officials are advising people to seek medical advice from their GP if they have severe or persistent allergic reactions from eating fish.

They have had reports of people who have eaten fish from a ready meal service becoming ill with histamine poisoning, also known as scombroid poisoning.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Jay Harrower says the symptoms are often a combination of an allergic reaction and gastroenteritis.

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