A “Brain Eating” Amoeba Has Been Found In Texas Water Supply

by | Sep 28, 2020 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 6 comments


A disaster declaration has been issued by the governor of Texas after the water supply of one Houston suburb has a tainted water supply. Environmental officials have warned residents of Lake Jackson, Texas to boil their water before using it for cooking or drinking after a six-year-old boy died from a brain-eating amoeba discovered in the water.

Tests for naegleria fowleri showed its presence in three of 11 samples in the Lake Jackson area, including one from a hose at the boy’s home, according to the Associated Press. Texas Governor Greg Abbot referred to the water sample tests when he issued the disaster declaration on Sunday. He said, “the presence of naegleria fowleri, which can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis, was identified in three of 11 tests of the water supply, posing an imminent threat to public health and safety, including loss of life,” as CBS News reported.

Health officials let Lake Jackson know that a boy had become infected with the brain-eating amoeba in early September. Exposure to the microbe usually happens through the nose and the boy’s family believes he was exposed through the family’s hose or from the nearby Lake Jackson Civic Center Splash Pad where water sprays up from the ground. – The New York Times.

Lake Jackson, a city of 27,000, will see its water flushed and then tested before the “do not drink” order is lifted, according to the BBC. “During this period of disinfection and flushing, boiling the tap water makes it safe for drinking and cooking,” said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in a statement, as the AP reported. “Naegleria fowleri is a type of amoeba that can be managed using standard treatment and disinfection processes.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you cannot get infected from drinking water contaminated with Naegleria. You can only be infected when contaminated water goes up into your nose.

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    1. cranerigger

      Please check the water supply in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; New York City; and the rest of the Demonrat-run hellhole cities.

      What a great way to make more DEMONRATS (the amoeba has eaten their brains).

      • Darth Skippy

        The tapwater came out pink and smelling of dirty aquariums, in at least one part of WA.

        The home water purification system required to deal with Medieval, waterborn diseases, is possibly expensive as some of the buildings, in the neighborhood.

        Anywhere there is shallow groundwater, so that it could be reached by simple means, is called a wetland (in many states). This is subject to conservationism, granting the state a monopoly over the vital resource of drinking water — which they are inept to clean and redistribute.

    2. B-17

      Is it a Republican or Democrat ?

    3. Darth Skippy

      “Naegleria fowleri is a type of amoeba that can be managed using standard treatment and disinfection processes.”

      So, based on physical testing, standard treatment and disinfection processes of the water supply were *not used.

      Literal proof that politics rots your brain and hates your guts.

    4. jennifer

      I wonder if some of that water splashed on Biden? It would explain so much…?

    5. Rock Roller

      Nothing but distilled water for me, I won’t drink anything out of a pipe. I got sick from bad water years ago…it was a three day nitemare !

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