Brain-eating amoeba detected in Louisiana parish's water: health officials 

August 28, 2014 5:46 PM

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Brain-eating amoeba detected in Louisiana parish's water: health officials 

The state's Department of Health and Hospitals said tests confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, a potentially deadly amoeba, in the water system in District 1 of St. John the Baptist Parish. There have been no reported cases of parasite-related illnesses.

Naegleria fowleri, which is commonly referred to as brain-eating amoeba, has been found in a water system that serves three towns, Louisiana health officials have confirmed.

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