New report on harmful algal blooms and illnesses, resources for pet owners
Blooms of harmful algae or cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) can harm people, animals, and the environment. A new CDC report shows that during 2019, 14 states reported 242 harmful algal blooms, 63 human illnesses, and 367 animal illnesses linked to harmful algal blooms. Over half of the animals (56%)—including pets, livestock, and wildlife—died after coming in contact with harmful algal blooms.
- Order FREE posters and reference cards. Get posters for animal owners and reference cards for animal owners, physicians, and veterinarians.
- Share social media messages and graphics.
- Syndicate web content. Add the latest content from CDC’s harmful algal blooms website to your website, so your content will always be current and accurate.
For more information, visit the CDC website.
Posted October 15, 2021