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    Brain Eating Amoeba at West Boggs


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    I have heard of such a thing, but didn't realize it was in this part of the world. I have heard of it in swamps in the south and in the tropics around the world.

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    whoa, that's scary. I'll go ahead and dunk rather than lick my knots.

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    Bass fishermen probably put them in there when they dumped shad in the lake a few years ago. Drain it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billius View Post
    I have heard of such a thing
    Because you were a science teacher Bill

    They need to bump that draining up to now and flush with beach.

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    Its usually in hot, stagnated water. The drought has made it more possible for something of the sort to show up this far north. Don't worry, you don't get it by standard contact with the water. It enters your body through the sinuses basically. So in order for you to get it you have to get one heck of a nose full of water, and have the bad luck enough of one of those things actually being in there and staying in there. Once it builds in your nose, it can enter to your brain from there, and it essentially is a lot like meningitis. Odds are low but it can happen obviously. Bad thing is it usually kills you within a day or two of you knowing to have it. This stuff usually comes up more prominently down south, but even there its rare.

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    I hear it's going through the state office building!

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    So don't pick your nose after releasing a fish... Dan
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