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Brain-eating Amoeba Found in Water Supply of New Orleans Suburb

Test results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the amoeba was found in four locations of the St. Bernard Parish water system.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A brain-eating amoeba that made headlines with the Kali Hardig story in Arkansas the past few months has turned up in the water supply of a Louisiana parish.

Fox News reports that scientists have found the rare and deadly Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the water supply of the St. Bernard Parish water system in a New Orleans suburb.

Last month a child died in that parish from a brain infection caused by the microscopic organism, according to state health officials.

Test results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the amoeba was found in four locations of the St. Bernard Parish water system.

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