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JacobMarine Science5-8-17Two types of sickness you can get from phytoplankton in FloridaNeurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning: Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning is the result of the consumption ofshellfish that is contaminated with the brevetoxins that are also known to cause red tide. Thepoisoning caused by these dinoflagellates is not known to have caused any fatalities, but hasoften times resulted in the hospitalization of the patients. Symptoms of this form of foodpoisoning consist of an unexplainable tingle or pricking feeling the in the patient's tongue, mouthlips, vomiting, nausea, slurred speech, dizziness, and an inability to control one’s limbs knownas ataxia. Depending upon how long the poisoning is left untreated, it can lead to partialparalysis and respiratory discomfort.Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Ciguatera food poisoning is one of the most common forms of foodpoisoning reported world wide. This specific type of food poisoning is oftentimes, if not

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Term
Spring
Professor
Ms. Newton
Tags
Science, pH, Ciguatera, Algal bloom, Dinoflagellate, Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning, Ciguatera food poisoning

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