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Old 05-30-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Be careful this summer! cbsnews.com summarizes a CDC report published this month.
"Six young men died last year after swimming in lakes or pools infested with a brain-eating amoeba, the CDC reports.

"The bad blobs -- known as Naegleria fowleri or N. fowleri -- thrive in warm, fresh water all over the world. But the key word here is warm. The amoeba loves heat. In the U.S., it inhabits the relatively hot waters of lakes, hot springs, and poorly maintained pools in Southern or Southwestern states."
Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Strikes, Six Deaths in 2007 From Amoeba in Warm Fresh Water
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Pretty scary... Thanks for the heads up...... Ha ha
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:41 AM
 
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I am never going near warm water again
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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This is NOTHING new. Amoebae are in all warm, fresh bodies of water. There are several cases reported each year in warm areas.
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