A second parish confirms brain-eating amoeba has been found in water supply

A second parish confirms brain-eating amoeba has been found in water supply
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POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:47am

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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