A second parish confirms brain-eating amoeba has been found in water supply
POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:47am
DESOTO PARISH, LA (NBC) — A deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found Louisiana's DeSoto Parish water system.
It's the same parasite that killed a boy in southern Louisiana earlier this year and nearly killed an Arkansas girl.
The water is safe to drink, but can be deadly if it enters a body through the nose.
The Parish has increased the amount of chlorine in the system in an effort to kill the amoeba.
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