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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Louisiana to raise chlorine levels in drinking water in response to finding Naegleria fowleri in water system

In an effort to control the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, in the drinking water systems in Louisiana, The Department of Health and Hospitals on Wednesday issued an emergency rule requiring that water systems in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Louisiana: Naegleria fowleri confirmed in DeSoto Parish water system

A month after 4-year-old Drake Smith Jr in Louisiana died from the deadly, “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana and after the Centers More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Louisiana issues ‘Fact vs Fiction’ info on Naegleria fowleri after ameba confirmed in water system

Just one week after confirming the presence of the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, in the public water system in St. Bernard Parish, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Louisiana: CDC confirms Naegleria in St. Bernard Parish water system, advisory issued

In a follow-up to the story last week of the parasitic meningitis death of a child in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, testing of the water system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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CDC: DeSoto Parish water tests negative for Naegleria after uping chlorine levels

In a follow-up to a report where Louisiana officials raised the chlorine levels in the DeSoto Parish water system after the ameba, Naegleria fowleri was discovered in the water, the state Department of Health and More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Louisiana recommends increasing chlorine levels as citizens petition for safe water

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that they are monitoring certain public drinking water systems to determine if they have residual More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Katie Couric to feature Naegleria survivor, Kali Hardig in October

UPDATE 10-7-13: It has been confirmed that Kali Hardig will be featured on Katie on Thursday, Oct. 10.   Kali Hardig, the 12-year-old miracle from Benton, Arkansas, who has captured the hearts of people across More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri and amoeba awareness: Personal stories and the great work from ‘Kyle Cares’ and ‘Swim Above Water’

With the summer of 2013 quickly coming to a close, the news revolving around the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, has seen everything from the 3rd known survivor of this lethal parasite in Arkansas’ More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Louisiana ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death linked to water at St. Bernard Parish home

A child who died from encephalitis caused by the pathogenic amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, has been linked to water at the home, according to the Louisiana Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Neti pots, Naegleria and you

After two reported deaths in Louisiana last year from “brain-eating amoebas” after using neti pots, health authorities and the manufacturer of nasal wash device are warning the public not to use unsterilized More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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Neti Pots, Naegleria and You

After two reported deaths in Louisiana this year from “brain-eating amoebas” after using neti pots, health authorities and the manufacturer of nasal wash device are warning the public not to use unsterilized More...


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