State health officials in Louisiana confirmed on Wednesday that a kιller amoeba was found in the state’s water system. Specifically, the amoeba was found in the water systems of St. John the Baptist Parish.
According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the St. John Water District 1 water system.
“Families can take simple steps to protect themselves from exposure to this amoeba, the most important being to avoid allowing water to go up your nose while bathing or swimming in a pool,” state health officer Jimmy Guidry said, according to the Times Picayune. “It is important to remember that the water is safe to drink; the amoeba cannot infect an individual through the stomach.”
Even with that warning, at least one Louisiana school has ordered water fountains turned off.
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Iranian military leaders on Tuesday vowed that Tehran would take military action against Israel in response to an alleged Israeli drone that was shot down in Iran on Sunday.
Iran “will not give a diplomatic response,” but will air its grievances with Israel on the “battlefield,” senior Iranian generals were quoted as saying on Tuesday.
“Our response to this aggression will not be diplomatic, we will retaliate in the battlefield, but will not necessarily announce it,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the Lieutenant Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was quoted as saying during a ceremony on Tuesday meant to commemorate “martyred” Iranian military personnel. Read more…