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'Brain-eating' amoeba is an elusive killer

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Seti42

You're not supposed to 'wash out' your sinuses. They do that 100% on their own. It's called being stuffy and blowing your nose a few times and/or taking some decongestants.

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AllPossible

Happens in FL often as well. Pools, Ocean, lakes. So many ways but they are rare, I believe most people get them through their nose. There also rare to recover from. I believe 90%+ die from it. Usually kills people within 48 hours I believe.

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Alchopwn

So is this brain eating amoeba going to be introduced as part of North Carolina's education policy?  Or was that done a few years ago? 

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tmcom

Seems that this one is terminal.

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"What's concerning people," said microbiologist Charles Gerba, "is that with global warming, the water is warming up, and people are expecting to see more cases."

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susieice
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It's all along the New Jersey coast too. Beaches have been closing all summer because of bacteria. A lot of it due to human waste but the flesh eating variety is widespread. Lakes have been closed too.

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