Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning

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Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP) is caused by the consumption of shellfish contaminated by breve-toxins or brevetoxin analogs.[1]

Symptoms in humans include vomiting and nausea and a variety of neurological symptoms such as slurred speech. No fatalities have been reported but there are a number of cases which led to hospitalization.[2]

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  1. ^ Landsberg, J. H. (2002). "The Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms on Aquatic Organisms". Reviews in Fisheries Science. 10 (2): 113–390. doi:10.1080/20026491051695. 
  2. ^ Watkins, S. M.; Reich, A.; Fleming, L. E.; Hammond, R. (2008). "Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning" (pdf). Marine Drugs. 6 (3): 431–455. PMC 2579735Freely accessible. PMID 19005578. doi:10.3390/md20080021.