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Harmful Algal Blooms

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A harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurs when toxin-producing algae grow excessively in a body of water. Algae are microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments and use photosynthesis to produce energy from sunlight, just like plants. The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and can be green, blue-green, red, or brown, depending on the type of algae.

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Algal Bloom-Associated Disease Outbreaks Among Users ofFreshwater Lakes - United States, 2009-2010

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Elizabeth D. Hilborn, DVM1, Virginia A. Roberts, MSPH2, Lorraine Backer, PhD3, Erin DeConno4, Jessica S.

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