What were the outcomes of the original individuals from Minamata Bay who were affected by mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Of the original 121 individuals from Minamata Bay who were affected, nearly one third died shortly after their initial presentation. Subsequent investigations since the late 20th century resulted in the identification of more than 2000 additional patients who were affected by chronic sequelae of Minamata disease.


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