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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;19(8):1314-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1908.121824.

Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, Washington, USA, 2011.

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Public Health—Seattle & King County, Seattle, Washington 98118, USA. jenny.lloyd@kingcounty.gov

Abstract

Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness caused by consumption of bivalves contaminated with dinophysistoxins. We report an illness cluster in the United States in which toxins were confirmed in shellfish from a commercial harvest area, leading to product recall. Ongoing surveillance is needed to prevent similar illness outbreaks.

KEYWORDS:

DSP; Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning; Dinophysis spp.; United States; Washington; dinophysistoxins; enteric infections; marine biotoxins; shellfish; toxins

PMID:
23876232
PMCID:
PMC3739508
DOI:
10.3201/eid1908.121824
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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