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Brain-eating amoeba kills man after North Carolina water park visit

Brain-eating amoeba kills man after North Carolina water park visit

A North Carolina man has died after contracting an illness caused by a ’brain-eating amoeba’. Lab testing confirmed Eddie Gray was sickened by Naegleria fowleri after swimming at Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County earlier this month. A state epidemiologist issued a warning that the organism is present in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hot springs across North Carolina.

Timothy
Timothy
Morbo
Morbo 1 year

The phrase 'brain eating' should be followed by zombie horde not amoeba.

FriedChicken
FriedChicken 1 year

Everyones gangsta until brain eating amoeba

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 1 year

again? this happened at the whitewater center if I'm not mistaken

EightBall
EightBall 1 year

I know a few people who are walking around with this affliction.

Duder
Duder 1 year

News headline tomorrow: "swimming nose clips have sold out all over the world."

yeah, right
yeah, right 1 year

What? In the US?! Poor man. You never know when your time is up.

ShivatheObserver
ShivatheObserver 1 year

There's a trilogy of House MD episodes which deal with Neglaria from pigeon poop used as fertilizer to grow dodgy cannabis. Very interesting to see this medical situation irl. Deepest condolences for the family of course.

Jay Lebo
Jay Lebo 1 year

I always thought water parks were mind numbing, but this is a whole other level.

Isai M
Isai M 1 year

This is yet another reason I've never been attracted to water parks.

dingaring
dingaring 1 year

I'm guessing these amoeba are prevalent in NY & southern Cali as well.

Gaunt Dusk
Gaunt Dusk 1 year

But swimming is my favorite way to exercise! T_T

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 year

Just trying to imagine what it would feel like as your brain was eaten. Only thing I came up with is, "Impeach Trump. Impeach Trump. Impeach Trump. "

Ron Droid
Ron Droid 1 year

Poor bastard.

axel johns
axel johns 1 year

if you live in rural areas make sure you boil any untreated water before use. lots of kids die of this as they do not have a fully formed palate and the water can reach their sinuses from the mouth. adults can't get it this way, usually they get it from swimming and getting water up the nose or nasal irrigation with unboiled water.

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 1 year

Shit not again.

Mark Pauly
Mark Pauly 1 year

There were a couple cases of this near where I live in Louisiana a few years ago. One kid caught it in a lake and another one from a slip n slide. Water has to go way up your nose, but scary as hell. At the end of the day I’m still a million times more worried about kids drowning than getting a brain eating amoeba.

NPC 33331
NPC 33331 1 year

not cool

Talek
Talek 1 year

Too bad it can't be weaponised against Antifa.

Property
Property 1 year

wait WHAT?

Seekster
Seekster 1 year

The amoeba was just defending its territory.

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