TURTLEMEAT TRAGEDY: Dozens Hospitalized and Several Dead After Eating Sea Turtle in Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania – An outbreak of illness and death occurred on Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago after several people consumed sea turtle meat. Authorities reported that eight children and one adult lost their lives, while 78 others were hospitalized. The cause of these tragic events was identified as chelonitoxism, a form of food poisoning that resulted from eating the sea turtle meat. The tragic incident took place on a Tuesday, with the adult victim …

Read more