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Brain-Eating Amoeba

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Brain-eating amoeba found in water supply of New Orleans suburb | Fox News

    So much for swimming pools in that area....:eek:
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I'm sure the urine would kill it anyways.....;)
  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    This has been an ongoing issue for a few weeks. St. Bernard Parish has been injecting chlorine into the water system pretty much since this first broke. Neti pots have been announced as a potential mode of getting the amoeba deep into the sinus cavities where infection can enter the body.

    Very glad that we are not on that side of the lake...
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    This is really scary. Makes one think. How many people ever give a thought to the water they drink.
  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Don't worry about drinking the amoeba, it gets into your system through the cribiform plate located at the top of your sinuses. You have to get it way up into your nose, which is why the neti pots are to blame.

    Usually about 4 people (in the USA) a year die from these amoeba, but for some reason, this year is busy. I'm not trying to downplay the horrible effects that the amoeba cause, just trying to state that the number of people affected are usually minimal.
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  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yup, if I shower in warm climate with well water, you can be certain I won't pick my nose in the tub!
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just make sure... You do NOT snort it, Brokor, and you will be Fine.......
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  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    having just put water on the Jimmie G from the dock at Dulac, guess I'll skip the nettie pot for a while
  9. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Here is a picture of one of the first carriers, they say it has infected millions of democrats....
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