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September 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

7 in Seattle family sickened by paralytic shellfish poisoning

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND – Seven members of a Seattle family were hospitalized after eating mussels from a Discovery Bay beach near Port Townsend that has been closed by the state since July because of high levels of biotoxin. Jefferson County Public Health says members of the unnamed vacationing family, ages 19 to 68, fell ill…

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July 31, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Several Washington beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Recreational beaches in a large area of Western Washington have been closed to shellfish harvesting because of dangerous levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP), the Washington State Department of Health announced on Tuesday. The area affected by the sometimes-fatal poison includes beaches in parts of King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, Island and Jefferson counties, the department…

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