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Old     (johndk)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-14-2011, 9:49 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (clarkduh)      Join Date: Aug 2009       08-14-2011, 10:46 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-14-2011, 12:51 PM Reply   
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!
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-14-2011, 3:03 PM Reply   
Won't stop me from riding. Knock on wood!
Old     (johndk)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-15-2011, 9:50 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-16-2011, 12:19 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by johndk View Post
Time to chlorinate the waterways.
Not sure if srs....but I imagine that would do a lot more harm than good.
Old     (Brian)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-17-2011, 7:35 AM Reply   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegleria_fowleri

Some scary ****
Old     (greg_smith)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-19-2011, 1:32 PM Reply   
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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