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64 Responses to 6 Die from Brain-Eating Amoeba in Lakes

  1. Profile photo of Victor_Watts
    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
    188 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    Link: 6 Die from Brain-Eating Amoeba in Lakes - Note to self: Stay the hell out of lakes.
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    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    *Goes to buy a sexay nose plug*
  3. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 2:25 am
    Six dudes in a lake...

    ...fishy :|

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    jebler Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 2:30 am
    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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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:38 am
    "Six boys and young men? Women`s brains are too small even for a brain eating amoeba."
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Well that sucks
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    BurnBurn Male 18-29
    223 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:52 am
    hmm note to self. Dont go to hot natural water supplies.
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    rockangel249 Female 13-17
    123 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:07 am
    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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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:50 am
    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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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:43 am
    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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    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:04 am
    creepy
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    geek_kittie Female 30-39
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:44 am
    How horrifying.
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    youth Female 18-29
    882 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:44 am
    tragic
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:58 am
    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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    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:03 am
    They probably turned into zombies by now.
  16. Profile photo of MoondustWolf
    MoondustWolf Female 18-29
    338 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:11 am
    They so need to do this on House.
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    WDanC Male 18-29
    410 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:37 am
    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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    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 10:20 am
    MechBFP
    Male, 18-29, Canada
    Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:43:18 AM

    "Well that sucks"

    INDEEED

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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:22 am
    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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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:28 am
    That`s so horrible and sad. :[
  21. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 11:16 am
    Thanks DMDekoth for proving to everyone that you`re a douche. Hope ya`ll have a nice day, sweetie.
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    BurnBurn Male 18-29
    223 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:48 am
    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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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    nasty
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    mbaxter Male 18-29
    96 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    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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    FallenSoul Male 18-29
    923 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:07 pm
    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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    tannerwoody Male 18-29
    134 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    well thats just great isnt it... another thing to worry about
  27. Profile photo of Chibee
    Chibee Female 13-17
    130 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    Wow, I`m kinda scared to shower now.. it can`t get into the water you use to shower right?!
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    scar104 Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    anything that eats brains is a win on my list
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 3:07 pm
    I came to Arizona for school, not brain-eating amoebas.
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:39 pm
    ""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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    CicadaFrolic Female 18-29
    61 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:46 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. :/

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    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:26 pm
    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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    rammokazamo Male 13-17
    27 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:50 pm
    crap....i live near lake havasu
  34. Profile photo of Qhoss
    Qhoss Male 13-17
    247 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    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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    krusty2514 Male 70 & Over
    189 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    ah, this is known as primary ameobic meningoencphalitis, though it is extremely rare
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    Roduku Male 50-59
    450 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    I heard these were found in the Washington D.C. water supply, but appear to have starved to death.
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    October 10, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    I have a lake in my backyard, I don`t really want to swim in it anymore now. :-P
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    eagg Female 13-17
    13 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    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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    buddy0 Male 18-29
    38 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    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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    buddy0 Male 18-29
    38 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    good not in Illinois!!11wait is it in Illinois? ughh oh if it is?|-(
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    kevinz Male 13-17
    99 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    First it was the ant-controlling fungus.
    Then it was "Body Bugs"
    Now it`s "Brain eating amoeba."

    I wonder what`s next...

  42. Profile photo of talltale
    talltale Male 18-29
    38 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    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.

  43. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:53 pm
    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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    xdonutx Female 13-17
    223 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:13 pm
    "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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    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:36 pm
    First thing that came to mind was zombies.
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    Critic123 Female 18-29
    267 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    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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    ninmatic Male 13-17
    74 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:21 pm
    damn ameobas. They can burn in hell.
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    slimeyslime Male 13-17
    44 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:22 pm
    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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    implying Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 11:12 pm
    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.

  50. Profile photo of rukasu
    rukasu Male 13-17
    107 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:18 pm
    I dunno ... just something about the way this is written makes me think that it`s fake.
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    BlueAdept Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:32 am
    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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    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:34 am
    Just wear a nose plug....
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2007 at 12:44 am
    My God
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    Standards Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    MoondustWolf:
    I was thinking the exact same thing. That would be an awesome episode.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    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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    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    ow
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    StrangeLane Female 18-29
    37 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 9:11 pm
    wow... sounds worse than the little lake worm that crawled up that guys penis
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    harrydick Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2007 at 9:50 pm
    ^^^^^ WHAT?!? My god, link please!
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    loopy_jr Male 13-17
    105 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 10:02 pm
    here it is the Willie Fish
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    Some freshman in my school dies from this.
    They passed out these papers warning us to stay out of lakes.
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    Masterdog99 Male 13-17
    53 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 2:03 am
    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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    slushy50254 Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    you know with global warming who knows?
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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    December 22, 2007 at 2:29 pm
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    too bad the link isn`t working now T.T

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    520 Male 13-17
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    April 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    That sucks.

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