Friday, September 13, 2013

Amoeba defense

Isn't this supposed to be what Rob Ryan was hired for?
Tests from federal health officials have confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba in four sites in the St. Bernard Parish water system, the state Department of Health and Hospitals said Thursday.

But even though the water in some areas carries the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, health officials stressed that there is a low risk of contracting any disease since people cannot be infected just by drinking the contaminated water. The amoeba can affect a person only if it gets into his or her nose

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