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Pfiesteria poisoning: Pfiesteria is an estuarine microorganism (dinoflagellate) that can cause illness in humans as well as fish. The particular toxin involved has not yet been identified. The microorganism may release toxins into the water or it may be aerosolized which can result in skin, eye and respiratory exposure. The condition is not contagious and they symptoms may vary considerably amongst patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pfiesteria poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Pfiesteria poisoning: Patients often suffer chronic symptoms for a long period of time before they can be diagnosed. Testing for the condition is very difficult.
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