"Brain-Eating" Amoeba Kills Second Neti Pot User

Louisiana state health officials are warning patients about potential  dangers of using tap water in the sinus-irrigating neti pot after two  patients died of Naegleria fowleri infection.
N. fowleri is known as a “brain-eating” amoeba because it  can enter a patient’s nose, infect the brain, and cause primary amebic  meningoencephalitis (PAM), a brain-tissue destroying condition.

"Brain-Eating" Amoeba Kills Second Neti Pot User

Louisiana state health officials are warning patients about potential dangers of using tap water in the sinus-irrigating neti pot after two patients died of Naegleria fowleri infection.

N. fowleri is known as a “brain-eating” amoeba because it can enter a patient’s nose, infect the brain, and cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a brain-tissue destroying condition.

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    Reblogging this mostly because I love microscopic photos… and because this is scary…
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    My favorite protozoan parasite…
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    Other than the awkwardness of the neti pot, here is another reason for me to never try it.
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    Biology is awesome. And terrifying.
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    Eeek! Well that’s scary!
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    So I heard there was an amoeba in Louisiana that gets in your brain, and lays eggs. And then your head explodes. And...
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