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3 die of rare brain infection from amoeba in water

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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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ATLANTA (AP) — Two children and a young man have died this summer from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in water, health officials say.



Health officials later found the amoeba in the home's water system. The problem was confined to the house; it wasn't found in city water samples, said Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist.


Kinda scary that this thing seems to be living among us and has been around since the 1960's. Few people get it but all usually die so it makes you think what would it would take for this or something similar to become a full blown epidemic.

news.yahoo.com...




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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Might be a good time too stay out of the water anyway,
u know
all that
"other"
stuff,,
like,,,jellyfish,,
poisons as well
,,so i heard.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 11:59 PM
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Very strange this happened in a home? There was a case here in FL a few years back where a healthy teenager, actually I think the guy was 21, went swimming in a water canal or swimming hole, it wasn't a lake or the ocean and that is about all I know and a one celled organism went up his nose and he died a few days later. It ate out his brain. I know it sounds crazy. I will see if I can find the story.
Scary stuff...and this was from the faucet???!!! And 3 people???!!!

Here is another case in AZ

Brain Eating Amoeba in Arizona - Infection From Swimming in Warm. Find out why a 14 year old boy in Arizona died from swimming in a warm lake. He was infected with a rare brain-eating parasite.. Recently, the news announced the death of six individuals in relation to infections from brain-eating amoeba that results from swimming in various bodies of water. bostonnighttimez.com...


And another from 2007 though not my FL case...
6 die from brain-eating amoeba after swimming Rare organism that lives in lakes entered victims’ bodies through the nose

PHOENIX — It sounds like science fiction but it’s true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die. Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it’s killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future. www.msnbc.msn.com...



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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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That Jellyfish problem is becoming very scary. Not sure how they will deal with that.


In a period of hours during a day a couple of weeks ago, 300 people on Barcelona's bustling beaches were treated for stings, and 11 were taken to hospitals.


www.nytimes.com...



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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Yea that was posted on ATS.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Sounds like it's making another run. Scary stuff



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by kro32
 


Very strange this happened in a home? There was a case here in FL a few years back where a healthy teenager, actually I think the guy was 21, went swimming in a water canal or swimming hole, it wasn't a lake or the ocean and that is about all I know and a one celled organism went up his nose and he died a few days later. It ate out his brain. I know it sounds crazy. I will see if I can find the story.
Scary stuff...and this was from the faucet???!!! And 3 people???!!!


Them amoeba are nothing to play with...

They multiply when the water warms up they are
usually in the later part of the summer
when you see these cases...

All it takes is one!!


These people must of had a well...



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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They just mentioned it on coast to coast..

What actually happened this kid in virginia
went to a fish camp came home and 3 days later
he was dead..

The other case is a girl who went to visit her
grandmother in florida, jumped off their dock went swimming
within a few days..

DEAD!!



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by ImplodeThisExistence
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I saw this on Yahoo, it's like running the gauntlet getting to my mailbox everyday.

As a rule, I don't think anything on THAT website should get posted here. Please don't dumb down this alternative (and hopefully progressive) website any further.

If everyone activated their inner bs monitor, think what we could accomplish...



I am not sure I understand what this poster is complaining about.
Death is insignificant all of a sudden? Death is dumb? I don't get why it shouldn't be posted. All of us don't read yahoo. What's a yahoo?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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I could link a different source if you prefer.

The news is the same however.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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The first source is a little off
but this really did happen!!

It was from very warm lake water though....



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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Originally posted by thetruthisclearnow
They just mentioned it on coast to coast..

What actually happened this kid in virginia
went to a fish camp came home and 3 days later
he was dead..

The other case is a girl who went to visit her
grandmother in florida, jumped off their dock went swimming
within a few days..

DEAD!!


Yes and a guy in FL. He was in his early 20's, very healthy. What is strange is a few other people were swimming the same place but they were ok.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:17 AM
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...wonder what rare means nowadays... one in a million?... anyways, this amoeba thing reminds me of the flesh-eating bacteria thats getting more common... horrible way to go...



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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It happened in Chicago two or three years back.
Some people died and whatnot. It was disturbing then and it is disturbing now.
What the hell is happening ?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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does any1 know if this effects animals...
like dogs that like to go in water....?



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