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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Water Supply Near New Orleans

A brain-eating amoeba that causes an often fatal disease has been found in the water supply of St. Bernard Parish, which is close to New Orleans.

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A brain-eating amoeba that causes an often fatal disease has been found in the water supply of St. Bernard Parish, which is close to New Orleans. The victims aren't infected through drinking contaminated water; rather, they're infected by nasal inhalation, which can occur while swimming. (Tech Times)

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