Worried about brain eating amoeba

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Registered: 08-13-2012
Worried about brain eating amoeba
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Sun, 09-08-2013 - 11:17am

I hope I am in the right place and that I am not going to scare anyone else but I am sick over the stories about the brain eating amoeba infection several children have gotten in the past few months. I had never heard of it before and now it seems like suddenly there are children everywhere being affected. A 4 year old just died from it and they think it came from a water slide. I'm at the point of being afraid to let my children bathe. I know I am entirely overreacting and just being silly but how do I get myself to stop worrying about it?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 09-19-2013 - 2:05pm

I had to Google this since I never heard of this.  The article said that this probably came from Hurricane Katrina and water in the New Orleans area being stagnant.  So unless you live in the New Orleans area, it seems like you would have little to worry about.