6 Die from Brain-Eating Amoeba in Lakes

Submitted by: Victor_Watts 9 years ago

Note to self: Stay the hell out of lakes.
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Male 431
That sucks.
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Female 1,070
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too bad the link isn`t working now T.T

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Male 151
you know with global warming who knows?
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Male 53
TO FARquad: i will make sure to stay away from those fricken puddles. Its a good thing you told me because ive been sticking my face in puddles for quite a while!!
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Female 878
Some freshman in my school dies from this.
They passed out these papers warning us to stay out of lakes.
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Male 105
here it is the Willie Fish
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Male 332
^^^^^ WHAT?!? My god, link please!
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Female 37
wow... sounds worse than the little lake worm that crawled up that guys penis
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Male 384
ow
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Male 2,781
CicadaFrolic
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
25 Posts Wednesday, October 10, 2007 3:46:57 PM
MoonDustWolf...they DID do this on House. XD A two-part episode called "Euphoria" in season 2. It was whack. As scary as this stuff. :/

^U BEAT ME 2 IT. `HOUSE MD` TELEVISION SERIES IS TEH R0XX0RZ!!!
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Male 564
MoondustWolf:
I was thinking the exact same thing. That would be an awesome episode.
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Male 1,275
My God
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Male 629
Just wear a nose plug....
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Male 75
haha this is actually scientific...I remember getting scared to get into lakes and stuff after watching the movie "pirahna".

Still sounds like a Sci-fi movie to me though.

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Male 107
I dunno ... just something about the way this is written makes me think that it`s fake.
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Male 20
talltale, "Oh great. Another over inflated reason for people to avoid things they`ve always done. The United States truly is a country of fear. 23 deaths, whoopie. More people die in car accidents, common colds, and lighting strikes. I`ll just toss this one in with Mad Cow, West Nile, and the Bird Flu.

Yawn."

Exactly my thoughts.

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Male 44
Just plug up your nose, you`ll be fine. It enters the brain through your nose. They don`t have a cure for it yet, but they have had some success. 3% survival rate right now, not very bright.
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Male 74
damn ameobas. They can burn in hell.
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Female 267
I nearly pissed my pants when I saw the netflix ad with the zombies on it right next to the brain eating wormies story.

I entertain myself.

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Male 876
First thing that came to mind was zombies.
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Female 223
"I heard these were found in the Washington D.C. water supply, but appear to have starved to death."

roduku, +10 points for a good joke that took me a second to understand.

Anyway, you just have to be smart and avoid murky, still-standing water. I live on a lake, and generally people just aren`t attracted to swimming in algae-soup anyway. It`s a good rule of thumb to avoid ponds and the like anyway, because if not brain-eating bacteria, then its leeches or icky water bugs. I do feel so bad for that family,though. I`ll pray for them :-(

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Male 761
i never liked those amoebas...there are also amoebas that can attach to your eyes and make you go blind...scary...
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Male 38
Oh great. Another over inflated reason for people to avoid things they`ve always done. The United States truly is a country of fear. 23 deaths, whoopie. More people die in car accidents, common colds, and lighting strikes. I`ll just toss this one in with Mad Cow, West Nile, and the Bird Flu.

Yawn.

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Male 99
First it was the ant-controlling fungus.
Then it was "Body Bugs"
Now it`s "Brain eating amoeba."

I wonder what`s next...

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Male 38
good not in Illinois!!11wait is it in Illinois? ughh oh if it is?|-(
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Male 38
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 5:36:11 PM
I have a lake in my backyard, I don`t really want to swim in it anymore now. ME TALKING NOW TJAW UR NAMES STILL NOT UP
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Female 13

yeah, so this brain eating amoeba was fond in the lake near my house. They say it happens in boys and young kids because they get the water up their nose ALOT. I don`t know if that is true, but i do know im not swimming in my lake for a LONG time...
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Male 459
I heard these were found in the Washington D.C. water supply, but appear to have starved to death.
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Male 189
ah, this is known as primary ameobic meningoencphalitis, though it is extremely rare
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Male 247
DAMN. That`s pretty damn creepy. I swim when I go to Boy Scout Camp, but I`m pretty sure I should have nothing to fear.
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Male 27
crap....i live near lake havasu
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Female 785
Oh s#!t!! I was expecting it to be some place farther north, but this is my home town...son of a ...
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Female 61
MoonDustWolf...they DID do this on House. XD A two-part episode called "Euphoria" in season 2. It was whack. As scary as this stuff. :/

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Male 516
""Boys tend to have more boisterous activities (in water), but we`re not clear," Beach said."

Well thank you for that very scientific and informative answer!

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Male 2,616
I came to Arizona for school, not brain-eating amoebas.
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Male 358
anything that eats brains is a win on my list
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Female 130
Wow, I`m kinda scared to shower now.. it can`t get into the water you use to shower right?!
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Male 134
well thats just great isnt it... another thing to worry about
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Male 923
Good, not a mention of Canada. With it getting warmer up here we are getting some funky spiders, but they don`t crawl up my nose and eat my brain, and our lakes are probably a bit chilly for those brain eating bastards so it`s all good^^ Well, except for the people who have to deal with them...then it`s bad...but it`s good for me^^`
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Male 96
I feel really bad for that kids family. I don`t know how many times I`ve went swimming in a lake down home in Georgia...
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Male 773
nasty
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Male 223
Anyway its too cold in manchester for swimming pools, no amebas for me =)..

But seriously im keeping away from dirty polls,lakes,canals et..

MY BRAIN wont get eaten.! Sad for those who`s did. ;[

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Female 815
Thanks DMDekoth for proving to everyone that you`re a douche. Hope ya`ll have a nice day, sweetie.
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Female 1,158
That`s so horrible and sad. :[
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Male 2,486
Oh sh*t,

Me and my girlfriend were going to Havasu this Christmas.

No way I`m letting her get within a million miles of that lake now!

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Male 1,425
MechBFP
Male, 18-29, Canada
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:43:18 AM

"Well that sucks"

INDEEED

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Male 410
Uh . . . my family just moved to Texas . . if I`m lucky they`ll find a nice, boiling lake to jump in.
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Female 338
They so need to do this on House.
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Male 632
They probably turned into zombies by now.
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Male 1,225
The amoebas thrive in very hot, standing bodies of water. A puddle can be dangerous if you lay face down in it.

Just make sure the water temp is below 80 or that the pool you`re going in is well chlorinated and you have nothing to worry about.

Also, shut up with the sexist jokes. It makes you look stupid.

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Female 882
tragic
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Female 66
How horrifying.
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Male 916
creepy
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Female 690
That`s awful, I wish someone would shout april fools or something. It`s not even close to being april though.
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Male 4,246
Attack of The Zombamoebas! *gurgle* BRAINS!!! *glub*

Hey Jebler & BurnBurn: That won`t help you. The article says this thing could also live in man-made lakes and even dirty swimming pools.

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Female 123
my bio teacher told us about this.
they live in warm and muddy waters.

symptoms are extremely bad headache... and usually dying after a day.
:|

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Male 223
hmm note to self. Dont go to hot natural water supplies.
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Male 813
Well that sucks
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Male 888
"Six boys and young men? Women`s brains are too small even for a brain eating amoeba."
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Male 1,142
this wasnt on my list of reason why not to swim in naturally formed bodies of water but ill add it.
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Male 69
Six dudes in a lake...

...fishy :|

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Female 1,468
*Goes to buy a sexay nose plug*
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Male 188
Link: 6 Die from Brain-Eating Amoeba in Lakes [Rate Link] - Note to self: Stay the hell out of lakes.
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