I recently had respected reader and frequent contributor “The Coach” send me some information that is pretty concerning and felt I should pass it on. Basically – there have been cases of humans becoming extremely sick and dying from what is diagnosed as an Amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. The brain eating amoeba are entering bodies via ingestion through the nasal passages or – and there is controversy surrounding this – via the mouth.
Although widespread deaths have not occurred – the scary thing is that this threat is being found in public water systems. Currently cases have been identified in states including Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Arkansas.
I am no expert on brain eating amoeba’s – and do not care to be however below are some links where you can find more information:
eyewitness-morning-news/Eye- on-St-Charles-Parish-Water- supply-safety-225176482.html
Officials-meet-in-St-Bernard- Parish-to-discuss-brain- eating-amoeba-224941542.html
local/Bottled-water-sales- soar-in-St-Bernard-as- concerns-over-water-continue- 224600591.html
Bernard-Officials-to-hold- meeting-on-amoeba-in-water- supply-224383241.html
Brain-Eating-Amoeba-Found-In- St-Bernard-Parish-Kills-4- Year-Old-223690011.html
local/st-bernard/CDC-confirms- water-supply-contains-amoeba- urges-ok-to-drink-223604991. html
health/State-epidemiologist- says-not-that-uncommon-for- amoeba-to-be-in-water- 223571171.html
local/CDC-confirms-brain- eating-amoeba-found-in-St- Bernard-water-system- 223556951.html
urges-caution-after-child- contracts-brain-eating-amoeba- 222615711.html
Reading through these reports (correct order is from bottom to top) it appears there is controversy over whether ingestion through the mouth can be dangerous as the acids in the stomach should kill the amoeba. Regardless – in areas around New Orleans – an area currently hardest hit and a focal point of amoeba breakouts – bottled water is flying off the shelves. “Coach” is reporting first hand that many people are very scared and there is great concern as to whether the government is sharing all available information or not.
Why now? Why are cases being reported more and more? This looks to be a scene out of a sci-fi movie just prior to a massive breakout (of brain eating amoebas).
ALERT: I just received an email from “Coach” with additional information – here it is:
I found out some new information that is NOT being released to the general public.
The State of Louisiana told many parishes that they wanted them to elevate the amounts of “Chlorine” in their water systems to kill this bug. However, NONE of the parishes, (Counties), have done so. The reason is that if they elevate the amount of “Chlorine” in the water, it would be over the amounts that the E.P.A. allows.
Here’s the catch 22. The parishes can not elevate the amount of “Chlorine” in the water until and IF they get permission to do so from the E.P.A. Yet the E.P.A. will not give the state permission to do so because the government is shut down and they will NOT consider the states application until the government reopens.
Another question, why has the CDC not gotten involved? We have been told that the symptoms of this “Brain Eating Amoeba” is the same as “Mad Cow Disease”.
How has this “Brain Eating Amoeba” gotten into our water supply?Terrorist activity? If not, why is it in only water systems being treated with Choline and Ammonia and not in other water systems?
The State of Louisiana says that the only way to get this is to inhale it through the nose like swimming. However, what about inhaling the spray from taking a shower, or shaving or firefighters inhaling the spray from their water hoses from fight a fire or training? What about through a cut or problem tooth?
I suspect there is a lot more going on here than we are being told because they are scared they will scare the tourist away or panic the local population. But what is worst, scaring the tourist and local populations or catching this bug that destroys your brain?
One unfortunate thing – if the amoebas make it to Washington, DC they are liable to starve.
Take care all – go get your bottled water.
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