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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #627

In a message dated 10/24/00 1:53:20 AM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Four years ago in Brazil there was an epidemic of sickness
>  and death (26 patients) in a dialysis unit which was directly traced to the
>  contamination with cyanobacteria of water used to make dialysate.

THis summer two dogs died several days apart after drinking from an infested 
backwash of the the otherwise pristine Payette River in central Idaho.  This 
is a popular whitewater raft and kayak area, so it is very swift except for 
the little side pools.  It took a few days for the authorities to nail it 
down, but cyanobacteria poisoning was the final diagnosis.

Bob Dixon