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“It thrives in warm water,” Dr. Tina Stefanski of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals told KATC-TV. “So, you can imagine in the summer months we see an increased number of this type of bacteria in warm salt water.”
I think of the kid who went swimming in a pond and got some parasitic up her nose that ended up getting to her brain and killing her
August 2010, 7-year-old Kyle Lewis died from the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri after swimming in fresh water in Texas
Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
To add to the building knowledge of this "disease-causing" bacteria:
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by 727Sky
I love the beaches on the Bolivar Peninsula, and while I visit them often you couldn't pay me to swim in the water. Several years ago I went to Crystal Beach with two of my girlfriends- they took a swim, I was busy sculpting a massive sand castle complex. They both got some sort of flesh eating bacteria that took months of different combinations of antibiotics to get rid of and they both ended up with serious scarring. I don't eat seafood from the Gulf since then either.