What should be included in patient education about Minamata disease?

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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Minamata disease typically occurs in areas in which the population depends on seafood as a dietary staple and in areas in which industrial wastes contaminate the drinking water. Educate patients about alternative food sources and about eliminating their intake of contaminated fish.


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