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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water; People Warned To Avoid Water In Nose

Dominique Mosbergen, Huffington Post on July 02, 2017

Louisiana's Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state. 

Traces of Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism that can cause a rare, but fatal, brain disease, was found during routine water testing of Ouachita Parish's North Monroe Water System and Terrebonne Parish's Schriever Water System. Health officials assured residents that the tap water in these parishes are still safe to drink, but warned people to avoid getting any of it in their noses.

Louisiana's Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state.  Traces of Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism that can cause a rare, but fatal, brain disease, was found during routine water testing of Ouachita Parish's North Monroe Water System and Terrebonne Parish's Schriever Water System. Health officials assured residents that the tap water in these parishes are still safe to drink, but warned people to avoid getting any of it in their noses.

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