Hurricane Katrina may be to blame for a rare brain-eating amoeba in Louisiana.
A boy was infected
with the parasite in St. Bernard Parish last month while playing on a water
slide and he later died.
officials said the reduced population there following Katrina left most of the
water stagnant, allowing organisms like the deadly amoeba to thrive.
officials said the water is safe to drink in the area but caution against
getting it in the nose.
system is now being flushed with chlorine.
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