Rare brain eating amoeba found in St. John tap water

August 28, 2014 1:07 PM

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Rare brain eating amoeba found in St. John tap water

Tests have detected a brain eating amoeba in some of the tap water in St. John the Baptist Parish.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says the parasite Naegleria Fowleri was found "at the end of the parish line in Water District #1, the system that services Reserve, Garyville, and Mt Airy residents."

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