Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, June 16, 2019

As the temperatures rise and people go cool off in the water, the Brazos River Authority is making others aware of the dangers of amoeba found in Texas waterways. Naegleria fowleri, also known as the "brain-eating amoeba," grows as temperatures begin to rise and can be found in still bodies of water.




Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Amoeba does not speak Arabic nor did it climb over the wall from some Mexican Country.

We are safe.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-16 05:06 AM | Reply

Always knew there was something wrong with Texas..

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-06-16 08:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Safe for Sniper then.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-16 09:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

This is fake news spread by librul 'scientists' looking for grant money.
Snorting pond water is perfectly safe.

Dont listen to those socialists that want to make swimming illegal.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-16 10:39 AM | Reply

This bug is actually a serious problem if it gets inside you. Fortunately occurrence of being infected by it is considered to be rare.

Brain-Eating Amoeba

...It doesn't happen often. But most summers, several Americans -- usually healthy, young people -- suffer sudden, tragic deaths from a brain-eating amoeba....

The nose is the pathway of the amoeba, so infection occurs most often from diving, water skiing, or performing water sports in which water is forced into the nose. But infections have occurred in people who dunked their heads in hot springs or who cleaned their nostrils with neti pots filled with untreated tap water....

It takes two to 15 days for symptoms to appear after N. fowleri amoebas enter the nose. Death usually occurs three to seven days after symptoms appear. The average time to death is 5.3 days from symptom onset. Only a handful of patients worldwide have been reported to have survived an infection.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-16 11:55 AM | Reply

Only a handful of patients worldwide have been reported to have survived an infection.

And they are never back to normal.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-16 12:15 PM | Reply

Another reason the republic of Texas needs to secede from the US.

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-16 10:31 PM | Reply

A brain eating Amoeba in TX? I am surprised they all haven't starved to death.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-18 10:44 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2019 World Readable

Drudge Retort