Brain-eating amoeba kills man who swam at water park

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  4 months ago  •  9 comments

Brain-eating amoeba kills man who swam at water park
A man from North Carolina died after swimming at a lake at a water park and becoming infected by Naegleria fowleri, an organism known as the “brain-eating amoeba.” The illness is rare but almost always fatal.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    4 months ago

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water....

 
 
 
MUVA
2  MUVA    4 months ago

I don't swim in fresh water that isn't moving.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MUVA @2    4 months ago

I grew up swimming in a freshwater lake... who knew?

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1    4 months ago

When I would go to my grandparents house in the summer we swam in small ponds maybe that is what is wrong with me.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3  Sparty On    4 months ago

Yikes!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @3    4 months ago

You ain't kidding Yikes!. They actually eat your brain. What a way to go.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1    4 months ago

I have some folks working for me that i'm pretty sure have this affliction ...... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Sharks on the Florida coast, crocodiles, wolves and bears in the forests, amoeba in the ponds, deadly shootings every day - a person could be safer in the Amazon jungle.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    4 months ago
 
 
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