Harmful algal blooms

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All Mississippi Beaches Close Due To Toxic Algae Bloom

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:03pm

The blue-green algae, actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria, grows on the surface of water and can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. The effects are even more serious for other animals, and infection can turn fatal within hours or days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.