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MMCCAR12
10-04-2007, 01:52 PM
What up with the Brain eater?

jsc0324
10-04-2007, 02:01 PM
We went skiing last weekend, and the family is still alive. If we make it another two weeks, we will chance fate at least one more time this year. Keep your fingers crossed for us. Putting a nose clip on the kids was like putting a hat on a kid on his way out to play in the snow, a 50:50 proposition at best. Maybe they will be better with it in the future.....

shepherd
10-04-2007, 02:57 PM
You guys are west coast, right? I thought the amoeba problems were only in Florida, specifically Central Florida. :confused:

X2M
10-04-2007, 03:05 PM
You guys are west coast, right? I thought the amoeba problems were only in Florida, specifically Central Florida. :confused:

I heard of a death from an amoeba in the Laughlin area I think?

**edit** it was at Lake Havasu that a child died from it.

rodltg2
10-04-2007, 03:59 PM
i dont about in LA , but our water is in the high 60's right now. no need for nose plugs.

TMCNo1
10-04-2007, 04:04 PM
Around here in the Southeast/Mid Atlantic, it's called "The Creepin' Dumbs"!
Too much moonshine, chewin' tobacci and mountain oysters!

X2M
10-04-2007, 06:26 PM
i dont about in LA , but our water is in the high 60's right now. no need for nose plugs.

Berryessa water temps get into 90's during the summer. And they have that nasty brown algae floating on the surface. Wouldn't surprise me to hear that amoeba stuff is there.

atlfootr
07-16-2012, 09:59 PM
Common incidents here in Florida, more than there are alligator attacks.

Once the amoeba enters the brain, it usually causes a fatal infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).

Initial signs of PAM include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of smell or taste and stiff neck.

The disease spreads rapidly and usually results in death within three to seven days.
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Killer amoeba
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http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn//video/health/2007/10/02/chetry.killer.lakes.cnn.44x25.jpg Killer amoeba (http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04/amoeba.lake/index.html#) 3:22

http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn//video/health/2007/10/04/zarrella.amoeba.deaths.cnn.44x25.jpg Amoeba killing boys (http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04/amoeba.lake/index.html#) 2:09

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04...ml#cnnSTCVideo (http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04/amoeba.lake/index.html#cnnSTCVideo)

• Deadly amoeba lurks in Florida lakes (http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/09/18/zarrella.killerlakes/index.html)

Amoeba blamed for swimming death in Florida
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...77E5ZN20110815 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/15/us-amoeba-death-idUSTRE77E5ZN20110815)

CDC Confirms Amoeba Killed Florida Teen Girl
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/0...a-teens-death/ (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/08/15/deadly-amoeba-suspected-in-florida-teens-death/)

Brain-eating amoebas blamed in three deaths
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/17...ths/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/17/amoeba.kids.deaths/index.html)

Rare but deadly amoeba infection hard to prevent
http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04...ake/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04/amoeba.lake/index.html)

mzimme
07-16-2012, 11:58 PM
I ain't scared of no zombies

mikeg205
07-17-2012, 06:14 PM
I ain't scared of no zombies

Eash - seasonal flu gets less attention and takes more lives.... sad for the parents.

Fab
07-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Damn each time I check the off topic forum I either see "shark attack" "alligator kills" or "brain eating amoeba"...Looks like the US is a dangerous place for watersports... ;)

Move over here in Europe you will feel much safer !! :-D

atlfootr
07-18-2012, 10:16 AM
Damn each time I check the off topic forum I either see "shark attack" "alligator kills" or "brain eating amoeba"...Looks like the US is a dangerous place for watersports... ;)
Add one more to the list ...
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=859424&posted=1#post859424

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