Water warning: Brain-eating amoeba

NBC NEWS/WDSU
News

POSTED: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:15am

Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, has been found in the water supply in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish. Andy Cunningham reports.

(WDSU) Officials in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist said Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, was found in the parish's water.

The amoeba was detected in Water District 1. The water system serves 12,577 people in the towns of Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy.

While residents can consume the water, the parish said there is a risk is an amoeba enters the nasal passage.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1qk0zBI

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment