Illness associated with red tide--Nassau County, Florida, 2007.

  • Published 2008 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


A "red tide" is a harmful algal bloom that occurs when toxic, microscopic algae in seawater proliferate to a higher-than-normal concentration (i.e., bloom), often discoloring the water red, brown, green, or yellow. Red tides can kill fish, birds, and marine mammals and cause illness in humans. Florida red tide is caused by the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis… (More)


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