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    Jan 2006
    NW, GA

    Lake Havasu has brain eating amoeba!

    and it sounds like being ejected from a ski and getting a snoot full of water could be a way to get it.

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    Big K's son KeithKman's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    Southern California
    Yup. Heard about it last week. Bad news.

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    Nov 2006
    Around Lake Travis
    I saw several people going in water. The first time I saw someone in the water, I could not help but think about this Amoeba.

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    Aug 2006
    Central Florida
    This is rare but not new. Three of those 6 cases were right here in Florida.
    The pathogen count rises when the water heats up in the summer and no rain or moving water. This actually happened at Disney World, a kid got one in his ear at River Country many years ago and died. Very sad. We don't go under the water in the dead of summer in the lakes unless we are getting fresh rain water. We are in a drought now and I think it gets more dangerous in drought especially in small ponds and warm, still water.

    "According to the CDC, the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL’-erh-eye) killed 23 people in the United States, from 1995 to 2004. This year health officials noticed a spike with six cases — three in Florida, two in Texas and one in Arizona. The CDC knows of only several hundred cases worldwide since its discovery in Australia in the 1960s."

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    I just started liking Michigan a little better.

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    Dec 2006
    Toronto Ont Canada
    hey, finally its good to live in Canada.our water is too damn cold for any sci-fi bugs to live in!!!

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