Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana parish's water system

August 28, 2014 7:58 PM

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Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana parish's water system

Health officials confirmed a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans parish.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in samples taken from St. John the Baptist Parish’s Water District No. 1, which serves 12,577 residents, Fox 8 reported.

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