Few countries collect epidemiological data specifically related to Ciguatera Poisoning. This is the reason why it is difficult to have a precise idea of the extent of the phenomenon and its evolution on a global scale.
However, following the recent expansion of the toxigenic algae and autochthonous cases of Ciguatera in regions hitherto spared, several local, regional and international initiatives aimed at improving the diagnosis of the disease and the count of cases, and better characterizing the ciguatoxic risk, are emerging.
French Polynesia, particularly concerned by this affection, is a pioneer in terms of epidemiological surveillance of the poisoning. This Pacific island territory, as vast as Europe, has a specifically dedicated health monitoring network, making it possible to follow the evolution of Ciguatera continuously and in real time.