Tap Water Identified as Source of Brain-eating Amoeba

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported two fatal cases of primary meningoencephalitis (PAM) contracted from municipal tap water found in household plumbing in Louisana. This disease is caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which is frequently found in warm lakes and streams, and is resistant to cholorine. Both victims had been irrigating their nasal passages with neti pots filled with tap water. 

PositiveTip: If you use a neti pot (or similar device), be sure to distill, boil, or filter the water.