DHH Tries to Clean Water of Brain-Eating Amoeba + POLL < Updated

WWLTV reports (with video)

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals asked 85 water systems across the state to increase their chlorine levels to 0.5 miligrams per liter as a precautionary measure to stave off a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba.
Water systems in many metro-area parishes are affected by the increase, which the state health officer for DHH said Thursday may become permanent. . . .

DHH does some damage control – State of Louisiana’s Response to Confirmation of Rare Ameba in St. Bernard and DeSoto Parishes < they can’t even spell it!

Maybe they should try this:  New York City Opens New Ultra-Violet Drinking Water Disinfection Plant – the World’s Largest  – – found at Stuart Smith’s blog


“My son Christian Strickland died August 5th, of the deadly brain eating amoeba neaglaria fowleri. This was this was Taking about 15 hours after being admitted to the hospital, in this video he had been repeating that he had to go to the bath room but clearly he could respond to me , this is very personal as it is the last semi coherent conversation I shared with my son and is so personal I have not shared it before however with the hot summer months coming I am concerned about another child falling victim to this deadly amoeba. I want to show all of you what this looks like for your families and especially for doctors because had the doctor reported that Christian had been in fresh water and his white cell count was in the 3000 which is unusual for meningitis even for the deadliest type of meningitis, bacteria. The health dept knew it was neaglaria , a nose plug could have saved his life but sending him to a FISHING camp I had no idea he’d be in the water up to his head . As you can tell he’s in a lot of pain and it got much worse after until his brainstem herniated and he was gone and because they wouldn’t test I was unable to give another mother that miracle I prayed and pleaded so desperately for . Please protect yourselves and most of all your children”

LINK –  http://youtu.be/-G0zG-30scs

UPDATE, Oct. 14

Clumsy epidemiologist, Dr. Ratard, thinks the right place to joke about the amoeba is at a community meeting full of frightened parents

Ratard, the state epidemiologist, demonstrated where the water has to go to find a path to the brain. He said there have been no cases involving infection from water that a person drank or inhaled into the lungs.

“You have to get water all the way up here,” Ratard said, pressing the side of his hand against the very top of his nose between his eyes. “If you do, you are going to feel it because it burns.”

He stressed that it’s not contagious, then tossed out a joke that triggered scattered laughter.

“If you don’t eat the brain of the person, you will have no problems,” he said.


Mississippi worries about it – WTVA story . . .  so does Texas.

“It’s a statistical fact you’ve drank this amoeba before,” Neilson said. “We have no idea how it got in the system, but it’s in every fresh body of water in the South.”

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Louisiana State Epidemiologist, Dr. Raoult Ratard is the same guy inspecting water samples from Lake FUBAR.  Because of this latest water purity crisis we made a POLL.

6 thoughts on “DHH Tries to Clean Water of Brain-Eating Amoeba + POLL < Updated

  1. Ameba is a popular Japanese blogging and social networking website.

    How did this get into the water supply?

    Must be more than just radiation leaking out of Fukushima 🙂

    • and lately none of the official statements mention Dr. Rat.
      I will do a poll ….. how long before they sack Dr. Rat ….

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