Brain Damaging Ameoba Found in Louisiana Parish Water

August 28, 2014 7:56 PM

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Brain Damaging Ameoba Found in Louisiana Parish Water

Water supply in the St. John the Baptist Parish of Louisiana is infected with a deadly brain-damaging bacteria, the state's health authorities have found.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) discovered the parish's water system is contaminated with Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that causes rare but fatal infections. According to Nola.com, the contamination was identified during DHH's surveillance operations which began earlier in Aug...

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