Lewis L, Onsongo M, Njapau H, Schurz-Rogers H, Luber G and S Kieszak Aflatoxin Contamination of Commercial Maize Products during an Outbreak of Acute Aflatoxicosis
in Eastern and Central Kenya.
Effect of raising dietary protein, amino acids and/or energy levels as an attempt to alleviate severity of the chronic aflatoxicosis
by broiler chicks.
Reduced availability of plasma calcium for egg shell calcification during aflatoxicosis
may impair the normal egg shell calcification and thereby lowered shell thickness.
This exceptional level is consistent with the widely reported aflatoxicosis
out-break in 2004 in Kenya when AF-alb levels were the highest ever published (McCoy et al.
The preventive efficacy of polyvinylpolypyrrolodone (PVPP) alone and its combination with the other adsorbents into broiler feeds against aflatoxicosis
Williams JH, Phillips TD, Jolly PE, Stiles JK, Jolly CM and D Aggarwal Human aflatoxicosis
in developing countries; a review of toxicology, exposure, potential health consequences and intervention.
KEY WORDS: aflatoxicosis
, aflatoxin, contamination, Kenya, maize.
The aflatoxigenic strain of Aspergillus flavus isolated previously on Sabouraud agar from field cases of aflatoxicosis
as well as from contaminated feed samples was used for the production of aflatoxins during the course of the experiment.
When food is in short supply, people tend to consume contaminated foods resulting in diarrhoea, aflatoxicosis
, pesticide and cyanide poisoning.
Although very effective at preventing aflatoxicosis
, HSCAS is limited in its ability to adsorb other mycotoxins (Ramos et al.
During acute aflatoxicosis
outbreaks manifesting as hepatitis and jaundice, children have a higher reported mortality rate (Strosnider et al.
Outbreaks associated with food insecurity, such as, aflatoxicosis
, chemical poisoning from consumption of seed grain contaminated with pesticides and 'konzo', acute paralysis associated with consumption of high cyanide cassava, have been reported.