Health Alert - shellfish paralytic poisoning in Perth's Canning and Swan Rivers, Austarlia

Health authorities have warned the public to avoid consuming and collecting oysters, mussels, clams, scallops and other shellfish from Perth's Canning and Swan Rivers after potentially harmful algae were detected.

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Advice For Travellers

Shellfish can absorb microscopic toxic algae that cause vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing difficulty and memory loss if the shellfish are eaten. Travellers should consult local advisories prior to consuming these foods.