CDC Confirms Amoeba Killed Florida Teen

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    CDC Confirms Amoeba Killed Florida Teen - FoxNews.com
     
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    We need to pass a law banning those ameoba's.
     
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    A WAR ON 'MEEBERZ !
    Careful. The fourth world can be a dangerous place.
    Wash those veggies too !.
     
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    Naegleria fowleri is a pretty severe pathogen that kills people every year. It's found in a lot of water sources, but it's very hard to catch. To get to the brain, it has to get through the cribiform plate, which is at the back of the nose. So to put yourself at risk, you have to do something like jump feet first into the water with sufficient momentum to let the amoeba get through your cribiform plate and the water that goes up your nose has to have the amoeba in it. So it's not easy to get it, but if you do, you are screwed. There really isn't anything that can be done.

    Anyways, not sure if the article included that, but I thought I would.

    It's not a new bug, just a rare one.
     
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    The return of the brain eating amoeba...
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    'Brain-eating amoeba' kills third person
    8/17/2011 : Nine-year-old Va. boy dies after swimming in water infected by bug

     
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    Please be respectful and remember the families in their time of mourning.






    *******Not insinuating that USMB members don't already do that of course!
     
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    Brain Eating Parasite Found In Louisiana Tap Water Kills 2...
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    Louisiana Issues Neti Pot Warning After Two Fatal Infections
    Dec. 16, 2011 - Fatal infections have been linked to Neti pot usage. A Neti pot, pictured, is a sinus-flushing device.
     
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    I know what to do ! Enact a war on amoebas !
     
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    WHAT?!

    Isn't the rreal problem that the municiple water suppy is contaminated the REAL problem?

    Blaming nedi pots is sort of silly.
     

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