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Wilderness: Shellfish Poisoning, Gastrointestinal (cont.)

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Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

REFERENCES: Marine Biotoxins.

Hinder, s., Hayes, G., Brooks, C., et al. Toxic Marine Microalgae and Shellfish Poisoning in the British Isles; History, Review of Epidemiology and Future Implications. Environ. Health. 10:54, 2011

Silver, M. Protecting Ourselves from Shellfish Poisoning. American Scientist. 94 (4): pp.316–325, 2006

Sobel, J, Painter, J. Illnesses caused by marine toxins. Clin Infect Dis. 41:1290-1296, 2005

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