Brain-Eating Amoeba Detected In Two Water Systems In Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has confirmed that two of the state’s water system is positive for Naegleria fowleri, a naturally occurring freshwater amoeba. As such, the authorities are advising residents to take precautionary measures to reduce the risks of infection. Water Systems Positive For Naegleria Fowleri On June 29, LDH announced that two water systems undergoing routine drinking water testing results turned out positive for Naegleria fowleri. The Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever Water system and the Ouachita Parish’s North Monroe Water System both tested positive for the amoeba. Both…

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