Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in New Orleans water supply
on 20/09/2013 10:01:03
Bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have skyrocketed and some people worry about washing their faces in the shower because of the amoeba Naegleria fowleri.
Experts say the only danger is to people who manage to get the microscopic organism up their noses.
Dr Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist, said its only entry to the brain is through minute openings in a bone about level with the top of the eyeball.