Rare brain-eating bacteria found in Louisiana parish water supply less than a year after it claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy in a separate part of the state

August 28, 2014 7:03 PM

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A deadly brain-eating bacteria has been found thriving in a Louisiana parish water supply serving more than 12,000 people.

Though no illnesses have been reported, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba has been found in the system running to Reserve, Garyville, and Mt. Airy, according to the the state's Department of Health and Hospitals in a statement released Wednesday.

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