Officials Suspect PSP Cause of Woman’s Death

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

A Juneau woman admitted to the hospital earlier this week with symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning has died.

The woman reportedly ate cockles harvested from Auke Bay Monday and was later admitted to Bartlett with PSP symptoms. Bartlett Regional Hospital Spokesman Jim Strader was unable to provide additional information about the woman or her previous medical history.

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