No test Not infected. There is no infection present as the symptoms of skin irritation and cognitive difficulty are believed to be a result of toxins released from the organism known as pfiesteria. Nothing invades the body as a germ that can be tested and there is no immune response. The diagnosis at present is based on symptoms and known exposure only.
No Infection no test. It is not contagious or infectious, and cannot be transmitted like a cold. It is a toxic exposure to the pfiesteria release of subtances into river and estuarine waters. It appears to cause skin irritation and cognitive impairmemnt. There is no test available or known. There is no infectious agent in the body to test for as this is a toxic side effect only.
Not an infection. Pfiesteria piscicida is a dinoflagellate that produces a toxin that has killed many fish in the eastern usa. Humans exposed to the toxin can have rashes, diarrhea, memory losses, headaches and problems with cognition.
Supportive. No defined therapy yet; mainly supportive care for symptom control.
Pfiesteria. Pfiesteria is a potentially toxic organism that can be lethal to fish.