What is scombroid fish poisoning?

Preliminary autopsy results have revealed the tragic deaths of Queensland woman Noelene Bishcoff and her daughter Yvana in Bali last month were likely caused by scombroid fish poisoning.

Though not common – nor particularly rare – it is easily misdiagnosed.

So, what do you need to look out for?

Scombroid poisoning arises from the consumption of fish that contains a high level of histamine, a chemical normally