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  • About Red Tide
    Overgrowth of the microscopic marine algae called Karenia brevis can create blooms that can make the ocean appear red or brown.  People often call these blooms "red tide" ...more
  • CDC Activities
    CDC works with public health agencies, universities, and federal partners to investigate how algae which can cause HABs may affect public health ...more
  • Data
  • Publications
    • Backer LC, Fleming LE, Rowan A, Yung-Sung C, Benson J, Pierce RH, et al. Recreational exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins during Florida red tide events. Harmful Algae 2003;2(1):19-28. [abstract] [external link]
    • Backer LC, Fleming LE, Rowan AD, Baden, DG. Epidemiology and public health of human illnesses associated with harmful marine algae. In: Hallegraeff, Anderson, Cembella, editors. Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNSECO Publishing, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; 2003. p. 723-51.
    • Backer LC, Rogers HS, Fleming LE, Kirkpatrick B, Benson J. Phycotoxins in marine seafood. In: Dabrowski W, Sikorski ZE, editors. Toxins in food. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press, in press, to be published during 2004.
    • Fleming LE, Backer LC, Rowan A. The Epidemiology of human illnesses associated with harmful algal blooms. In: Adams DJ, Baden D, Bloomquist JR, Ehrich M, Guilarte TR, Harvey A, editors. Neurotoxicology handbook, Vol. 1: Natural toxins of marine origin. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press; 2002. p. 363-381.
  • Resources
    Useful information about red tide from federal, state, non-profit organizations and universities ...more

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