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Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


Challmations in trouble..

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a rare brain-eating amoeba has been found in the St. Bernard water system, but state officials say the water is safe to drink, as long as residents take precautions.
The amoeba was found in four different locations in Arabi and Violet, according to the CDC.



The state offered the following health recommendations:
DO NOT allow water to go up your nose or sniff water into your nose when bathing, showering, washing your face, or swimming in small hard plastic/blow-up pools.
DO NOT jump into or put your head under bathing water (bathtubs, small hard plastic/blow-up pools) - walk or lower yourself in.
DO NOT allow children to play unsupervised with hoses or sprinklers, as they may accidentally squirt water up their nose. Avoid slip-n-slides or other activities where it is difficult to prevent water going up the nose.
DO run bath and shower taps and hoses for 5 minutes before use to flush out the pipes. This is most important the first time you use the tap after the water utility raises the disinfectant level.
DO keep small hard plastic/blow-up pools clean by emptying, scrubbing, and allowing them to dry after each use.
DO use only boiled and cooled, distilled, or sterile water for making sinus rinse solutions for neti pots or performing ritual ablutions.
DO place the hose directly into the skimmer box and ensure that the filter is running.
DO NOT top off by placing the hose in the body of the pool.
DO keep your swimming pool adequately disinfected before and during use. Adequate disinfection means:
Pools: free chlorine at 1-3 parts per million (ppm) and pH 7.2-7.8; Hot tubs/spas: free chlorine 2-4 parts per million (ppm) or free bromine 4-6 ppm and pH 7.2-7.8; If you need to top off the water in your swimming pool with tap water,







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fightin tigers
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


Brain eating in da parish? That strain will die out due to lack of food source.


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bigberg2000
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


Lots of jokes to come in this thread I am sure.





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Tigris
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


In other words "safe to drink".





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DO NOT allow water to go up your nose or sniff water into your nose when bathing, showering, washing your face, or swimming in small hard plastic/blow-up pools.


Fell for that "the bottom of the pool smells like bananas" once. Never again






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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


Explains a lot.





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Ziggy
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fr33manator
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In other words "safe to drink".


But what if you sneeze while you are drinking it and it gets in your nose?






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TigeRoots
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Nice.





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Napoleon
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


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DO NOT allow water to go up your nose or sniff water into your nose when bathing, showering, washing your face, or swimming in small hard plastic/blow-up pools.


Fell for that "the bottom of the pool smells like bananas" once. Never again


Hope no people "try to catch a drain"







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Harry Caray
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


Da Parish





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lsu480
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a rare brain-eating amoeba has been found in the St. Bernard water system, but state officials say the water is safe to drink


For some reason this made me IRL






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Topwater Trout
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That strain will die out due to lack of food source.








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tgrbaitn08
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Yeah no shite. If it ain't good enough for my brain it's not good enough for the rest of my anatomy. .





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beachdude
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re: Brain eating Amoeba found in St. Bernard water supply


How would one notice?





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brewhan davey
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Napoleon
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How would one notice?


Flu like symptoms and hallucinations then death.

Only 2 people in the last 50 years survived an infection.






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BuckeyeFan87
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frick that shite. It's like zombies come to life. Miniature style.

I wouldn't go anywhere near that water.






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Jake88
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If there have been only 33 deaths from this in the USA since 2000, yet 2 in the last three years have been from St. Bernard home water supplies it's obvious something's up.





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thejudge
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Listen to Sammy






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