PSP Suspected in Man’s Death

Tara Bicknell, KHNS – Haines

A Haines man died at his home early Tuesday, after being released from a Juneau hospital that had treated him for symptoms consistent with Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, or PSP.   It is the fifth reported case of PSP in Alaska and second suspected death in two weeks.  One expert says unusual conditions this year could explain the high number of cases.

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