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Brain eating amoeba?

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Or just another reason to tamper with the water supply?

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2015/08/brain_eating_amoeba_terrebonne.html

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said it found Naegleria fowleri amoeba, known as brain-eating amoeba, in the Schriever Water System in Terrebonne Parish,according to WVUE Fox 8 News.

The water system serves about 97,000 residents in the Houma area and is located at 588 Island Road in Montegut, according to the TV station.

The health department tested the parish's water system as part of the new public drinking water surveillance program. The Department of Health and Hospitals asked the water system to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to ensure any remaining organisms are eliminated from the system, according to WVUE.

 

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30 minutes ago, octopus prime said:

Or just another reason to tamper with the water supply?

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2015/08/brain_eating_amoeba_terrebonne.html

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said it found Naegleria fowleri amoeba, known as brain-eating amoeba, in the Schriever Water System in Terrebonne Parish,according to WVUE Fox 8 News.

The water system serves about 97,000 residents in the Houma area and is located at 588 Island Road in Montegut, according to the TV station.

The health department tested the parish's water system as part of the new public drinking water surveillance program. The Department of Health and Hospitals asked the water system to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to ensure any remaining organisms are eliminated from the system, according to WVUE.

 

Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the ameba enters the body through the nose. This typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue.

You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri bydrinking contaminated water. In very rare instances, Naegleria infections may also occur when contaminated water from other sources (such as inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water or contaminated tap water) enters the nose, for example when people submerge their heads or cleanse their noses during religious practices, and when people irrigate their sinuses (nose) using contaminated tap water. Naegleria fowleri has not been shown to spread via water vapor or aerosol droplets (such as shower mist or vapor from a humidifier). 

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http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/general.html

Well, there's some info on that. You can't get them from drinking contaminated water, but they can go into your body through your nose. Just give everyone nose plugs... lol 

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45 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the ameba enters the body through the nose. This typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue.

You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri bydrinking contaminated water. In very rare instances, Naegleria infections may also occur when contaminated water from other sources (such as inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water or contaminated tap water) enters the nose, for example when people submerge their heads or cleanse their noses during religious practices, and when people irrigate their sinuses (nose) using contaminated tap water. Naegleria fowleri has not been shown to spread via water vapor or aerosol droplets (such as shower mist or vapor from a humidifier). 

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http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/general.html

Well, there's some info on that. You can't get them from drinking contaminated water, but they can go into your body through your nose. Just give everyone nose plugs... lol 

This is the 4th parish that they are going to give a "chlorine burn". You're absolutely right about how the amoeba enter the brain, and that would include showers and baths. But I was wondering if the threat was real, or if they were unnecessarily tampering with the water supply for some reason.  If they were,  it would explain a few things about certain people down here that currently,  you just can't explain.  

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I do jump in the river when we go fishing. False River, Old River, Amite River. I always remember the amoeba every time I do it. A Louisiana man died, I think, from using a Neti pot to irrigate his sinuses. The amoeba had gotten into his water heater, which was not hot enough to kill the pathogen. We have a water well, north of BR. DEQ checks it every few years for water quality, since there are fewer and fewer people pulling ground water. I only drink distilled water. Tap water is OK for the coffee brewer.

I see people spraying Roundup in their ditches everywhere. It is a known hormone disruptor that also kills beneficial gut bacteria in humans. Bad weeds and bacteria acquire resistance to herbicides and other pesticides. But it's legal and people are stupid. Its biological half-life is really unknown, and it definitely migrates into ground water. And no one cares.  They blame BPm for the oil spill while they pollute the water every day. Cancer Alley.

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