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johndk 08-14-2011 9:49 AM

Amoeba kills again (St. Johns River, Orlando)
 
http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news...by-amoeba-dies

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/healt...,4096637.story

That last one says it's the 6th time in 4 years in central Florida.

clarkduh 08-14-2011 10:46 AM

This is so upsetting. It's hard watching things like this happen to young kids. My condolences to her family and friends. Please be careful everybody! It's hot as He... and don't be swimming around in shallows stirring up the ground! (yes i know easier said than done) but watch the lil ones.

TheHebrewHammer 08-14-2011 12:51 PM

I hate this. I just did some more research and found out that the amoeba can enter through the eyes and ears as well as the nose. I've heard of people wearing nose plugs to avoid infection, but it doesn't sound like that would be very effective. I'm glad I'm out of Florida for the month. Please stay safe everyone!

fly135 08-14-2011 3:03 PM

Won't stop me from riding. Knock on wood!

johndk 08-15-2011 9:50 PM

Now more close to home, in VA:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virg...eported-081511
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2...on-ar-1240873/

Time to chlorinate the waterways.

TheHebrewHammer 08-16-2011 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johndk (Post 1701627)
Time to chlorinate the waterways.

Not sure if srs....but I imagine that would do a lot more harm than good.

Brian 08-17-2011 7:35 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegleria_fowleri

Some scary ****

greg_smith 08-19-2011 1:32 PM

I just saw an article on this as well! Pretty scary. I'm glad I'm up in Canada. Stay safe down there in Florida!


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