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#1 Enhancement Shaman US Ravenholdt

Since: 09-05-04
From: His Laughin' Place

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Posted on 09-30-07 07:53 PM Link | Quote
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PHOENIX -- A 14-year-old Lake Havasu boy has become the sixth victim to die nationwide this year of a microscopic organism that attacks the body through the nasal cavity, quickly eating its way to the brain.

Aaron Evans died Sept. 17 of Naegleria fowleri, an organism doctors said he probably picked up a week before while swimming in the balmy shallows of Lake Havasu.

According to the Centers For Disease Control, Naegleria infected 23 people from 1995 to 2004. This year health officials said they've noticed a spike in cases, with six Naegleria-related cases so far -- all of them fatal.

Such attacks are extremely rare, though some health officials have put their communities on high alert, telling people to stay away from warm, standing water. (story continues in link)
The PulP


Since: 10-22-04
From: Columbus, GA

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Posted on 10-01-07 12:06 AM Link | Quote

Stupid Single-celled organisms. Killing us better multi-celled organisms. Out of jelousy.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

High Xeodent of Xeomerica.

Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

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Posted on 10-01-07 04:29 PM Link | Quote
...I like my warm standing water.

But yeah, it's rare, so I'm probably safe.
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