(3,4,7) Although federal and state health laboratories have not identified the heat-stable myotoxin in Haff disease, mice fed samples of toxic buffalo fish developed histopathological evidence of rhabdomyolysis with renal tubular myoglobin and myoglobinuria.
(2,3) All five patients were Ukrainian immigrants to the US who had consumed cooked buffalo fish within a mean incubation period of eight hours (Range = 6-21 hours).
The four meals, all eaten at home, contained buffalo fish
. Six (75%) of the eight persons who ate buffalo fish
Patient 3 On March 9, a husband and wife (both aged 33 years) from Ukraine ate fried buffalo fish
purchased from the same market where patients 1 and 2 purchased their fish.
In the White River, the Blue Sucker is a rare member of the sucker community which is dominated numerically and by weight by redhorse suckers (Moxostoma spp.), buffalo fishes
(Ictiobus spp.), and carpsuckers (Carpiodes spp.).
Unlike buffalo fishes
, carp are not native to North America.