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Shellfish Poisoning Resources

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General Information

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) is a serious illness that is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with dinoflagellate algae (e.g., Alexandrium spp.) that produce harmful saxitoxins.

Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) is another serious illness that is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with diatoms from the genus Pseudo-nitzchia that produce the harmful toxin, domoic acid (DA).

Press Releases and Public Service Announcements

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Previous Alaska DHSS Press Releases

Epidemiology Bulletins

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

External Links

Note: These links are provided for informational purposes only; they do not necessarily constitute an endorsement by the Alaska Division of Public Health.

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