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(CNN)   Amoeba found guilty of murdering young girl, to spend life in single cell   (cnn.com) divider line 56
    More: Scary, Kansas State University, hot springs, drinking water  
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2014-07-16 01:10:56 PM  
Suddenly a swimming pool with a tiny splash of breast milk in it doesn't seem so bad, now, does it??
 
2014-07-16 01:32:11 PM  
Brain eating amoeba in Kansas? They will starve to death.
 
2014-07-16 04:25:50 PM  
Amoeba found guilty of murdering young girl, to spend life in single cell.

That's very little humor.
 
2014-07-16 06:14:03 PM  

hardinparamedic: walkerhound: /off to do some reading, as an infectious disease specialist this is good information to have...

Try to tag  lake_huron for a consult, he's an Infectious Disease MD by trade.

Also an awesome guy.


<bows>

Thank you, always a pleasure to see you in a thread as well.

walkerhound: /off to do some reading, as an infectious disease specialist this is good information to have...


I hope neither you nor I never see a case.


hardinparamedic: Didn't you just describe Legionaries Disease with the ventilation system?


Apparently they used to think it spread by aerosolization in AC towers, fountains, etc.  Newer theory (mostly from Victor Yu in Pittsburgh) is that it's in the pipes and suspectible people microaspirate the drinking water.

But we still don't let fresh transplants shower in our hospital...
 
2014-07-16 06:32:18 PM  

JackieRabbit: TheDirtyNacho: JackieRabbit: We just have to see at least one OMFG! news article about Naegleria fowleri every summer, even though only about 30 cases per year are reported in the US.

Far fewer than that. It's around 120 over the past 75 years

My source - Wikipedia - was wrong. According to the CDC, there have been 132 cases reported since 1962, with Florida and Texas reporting the most cases.


Brain-eating organism. One would think it would be asymptomatic in those states.
 
2014-07-16 07:05:12 PM  

mootmah: JackieRabbit: TheDirtyNacho: JackieRabbit: We just have to see at least one OMFG! news article about Naegleria fowleri every summer, even though only about 30 cases per year are reported in the US.

Far fewer than that. It's around 120 over the past 75 years

My source - Wikipedia - was wrong. According to the CDC, there have been 132 cases reported since 1962, with Florida and Texas reporting the most cases.

Brain-eating organism. One would think it would be asymptomatic in those states.


Nah, it just means it's one of those little gems by Darwin to help kill off the most concentrated derp. The moral of the story is not to swim near stupid people.
 
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