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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Water Supply

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Water Supply

Published: Aug 28, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT | weather.com

Officials in St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana say a brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, has been detected in the parish’s water. 109 more words

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Brain eating Amoebas- Naegleria fowleri- found in Louisiana water system

The infectious amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, has been discovered in the water supply of a parish in Louisiana that serves 12,000 people. The amoeba cannot infect humans that drink the water and can only infect humans through water contact with the nasal passage in extremely rare cases. 98 more words

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Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Parish's Water System

BATON ROUGE, La. (CBS Houston/AP) — Testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three St. John the Baptist Parish towns, state health officials said Wednesday. 409 more words

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Brain eating Amoebas!!! What is it like to be infected with Naegleria fowleri? #science

Roni Jacobson has written a scary/fun/entertaining/sad piece for Scientific American about what it is like to have your brain eaten by amoebas. The almost universally fatal infections are rare, and usually occur from swimming in warm fresh water (think Arizona). 99 more words

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Summertime - visit your favorite swimming hole, be attacked by brain-eating amoebas

Kansas health officials are urging swimmers to take extra care in warm freshwater, which could be home to millions of microscopic killers.

A 9-year-old Johnson County girl is the latest victim of Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that lurks in warm, standing water.

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Expert: Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Rare, But in Missouri Lakes, Ponds

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - What are the chances of a brain-eating amoeba infection that recently killed a 9-year-old Kansas girl showing up in Missouri?

The girl died from what’s known as Naegleria fowleri. 213 more words

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Brain-eating amoeba kills 9-year-old

A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old girl.

Hally Yust was an avid water skier and spent the past few weeks swimming in several bodies of fresh water. 488 more words

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