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

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Danger,


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



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    St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana is undergoing a 60-day chlorine “burn” of its water supply after Naegleria fowleri was detected. (Photo: Getty Images)



    A brain-eating amoeba that killed two people two weeks ago has turned up in the water supply of a Louisiana county near New Orleans for the second time in two years ...



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    Naegleria fowleri, the amoeba that killed 14-year-old Hunter Boutain. (Photo: Corbis Images)


    https://www.yahoo.com/health/brain-eating-amoeba-shows-up-in-louisiana-tap-125170465647.html

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    Either:

    A. They don't disinfect their water. Many systems maintain 0.1 ppm of Chlorine in the system to kill any potential pathogens.

    B. They have a breach which allows groundwater to seep back in





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    Yuck, most of my kin on my dads side are from the Bayou & I could hardly keep what they called food down much less drink that liquid sewage that passes for well water. Bayou Country is a gross smelly place & I never want to go back there ever again. I may leave New York upon graduation from NYU but it won't be back there, never, no way, not me. I'm never going back.
     
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