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2008-06-21 15:00:15

Two women, ages 54 and 83, are dead after eating the poisonous puffer fish in Malaysia, a health department official said. Dr. Mohd Khairi Yakub, director of the state health department, said the two women, thought to be the first puffer fish fatalities in Malaysia, were among 36 people who suffered food poisoning after eating the dangerous animal, The Star reported Saturday. Yakub said all of the incidents occurred between May 6 and June 10. The 34 have recovered fully, he said Friday....


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Giant Freshwater Puffer, Tetraodon mbu
2013-02-17 08:29:41

Image Caption: Elaborate skin pattern of Giant Freshwater Puffer fish, Tetraodon mbu. Aquarium of Kew Gardens, London. Credit: Chiswick Chap/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Giant Freshwater Puffer is also identified as the giant puffer or Mbu puffer. It is found widespread in the deepest parts of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the middle and lower sections of the Congo River, and in the Congo Basin in Africa. This giant puffer is very aggressive towards other species of fish, but...

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