[Zbrafish] Here is an odd question for everyone
(by david from zebrafish.org)
Mon Mar 9 14:31:06 EST 2009
I know of several people from aquarium hobby who have shellfish allergies
and are allergic to Brine shrimp and cyclop-eeze.
Many fish feeds also contain shrimp or krill meal.
They still use these products but take appropriate precautions.
Hopefully a bit of warning and gloves will be all she needs to participate
in Zebrafish research.
David Lains <}}}><
Aquaculturist, Research Assistant
Zebrafish International Resource Center
5274 University of Oregon
Eugene, Or 97403
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From: zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Burdine, Rebecca
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 11:49 AM
To: zbrafish from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Zbrafish] Here is an odd question for everyone
I had a rotation student start in my lab last week. She just informed me
that she is deathly allergic to shellfish and carries an Epi-pen at all
times for this allergy.
Perhaps this should be obvious, but is she in potential danger being around
a lab that routinely feeds shrimp to the fish? I don't know enough about
shellfish allergies to know if artemia is different allergen-wise, or if it
has to be ingested in order to generate anaphylaxis?
I'd hate for her to waste her rotation, so I'd love to know what people
think. Would she be safe doing a 4-5 year PhD in a zebrafish lab if she has
such a severe shellfish allergy?
Thanks for the help.
Rebecca D. Burdine, Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular Biology
Washington Road Mof 433
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-7515
Fax: (609) 258-1343
Email: rburdine from princeton.edu
Admin Assistant: Anna Schmedel (609) 258-5028
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