ABC News 6 October 2015
Two people have been hospitalised in Tasmania with paralytic shellfish poisoning after eating mussels they harvested from east coast areas affected by algal blooms.
A third person has also been treated.
All three became unwell after eating mussels from an area subject to a public health warning issued last week.
The Public Health department has advised against collecting or eating wild oysters, mussels, clams, pipis, scallops, abalone, rock lobster or crab from anywhere along the east coast.
ABC News 2 October 2015
Tasmania’s Health Department is warning people not to collect or eat wild shellfish from the state’s east coast because of high toxin levels.
An extensive area of the east coast is affected by naturally occurring algal blooms.
Acting director of public health Doctor Mark Veitch said eating wild shellfish from the affected area could cause paralytic shellfish poisoning from toxins produced by algae.
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