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Volume 6, Number 2—April 2000

Dispatch

Haff Disease: From the Baltic Sea to the U.S. Shore

Udo Buchholz*†Comments to Author , Eric Mouzin*†, Robert Dickey‡, Ron Moolenaar†, Neil Sass§, and Laurene Mascola*
Author affiliations: *County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Food and Drug Administration, Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA; §Food and Drug Administration, Laurel, Maryland, USA

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Symptoms of Haff disease cases, United States, 1997

Symptom (n = 6a) No. reports
Myalgia 5
Muscular stiffness 5
Pain to light touch 5
Dry mouth 3
Painful breathing 2
Chest pain 2
Nausea or vomiting 2
(within 1 hour after the meal)
Numbness of thighs 1
Numbness of whole body 1

aOne patient may have had multiple symptoms.

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