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Old 07-27-2015, 10:39 PM   #1
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Serious Stuff! Naegleria fowleri

Brain-Eating Amoeba Shows Up in Louisiana Tap Water: Here’s What You Should Know


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The amoeba Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating microorganism, was recently detected in the tap water of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. This microorganism can result in a condition known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), with devastating results.
The often-fatal microorganism can wreck havoc with the central nervous system of those it infects. Nearly everyone who comes down with the infection dies.
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Thankfully infection is rare. Still very nasty stuff, though.

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Thankfully infection is rare. Still very nasty stuff, though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegle...#United_States

Rare indeed, but it's still out there

this Arkansas girl is one of only 3 survivors in last 50 years....Kali Hardig



Kali Hardig, 12, contracted amebic meningoencephalitis at a Little Rock, Ark., waterpark in July.
She is only the third known survivor of the deadly infection in the last 50 years.



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Here in Fl, about every year someone dies from this. Always from swimming in warm, shallow, stagnant water.
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