Naegleria fowleri

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Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Parish’s Water System

Testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three St. John the Baptist Parish towns, state health officials said Wednesday.


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Brain-Eating Amoeba Rattles Nerves In La. Parish

While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have skyrocketed and some people worry about washing their faces in the shower.