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Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water

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DONALDSONVILLE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed the presence of a brain-eating amoeba at a water station in Ascension Parish.

The news comes as a meeting is going on in St. Bernard Parish where the same amoeba has also been found.

The Ascension Parish water station serves 1,800 residents in a small community north of Donaldsonville, La.

Officials have ordered a 60-day chlorine burn to eliminated any remaining threat.

Experts say the water is safe to drink, but they caution not to get the water up the nose.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every resident can take simple steps to help reduce their risk of Naegleria fowleri infection.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/07/28/brain-eating-amoeba-louisiana-water-station-ascension-parish/30813235/

 
 
 

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 rbear    240

"Experts say the water is safe to drink, but they caution not to get the water up the nose."

They also say fluoride is safe to drink, while research papers show otherwise...

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