Oklahoma man dies from brain-eating amoeba infection


spaminator
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Oklahoma man dies from brain-eating amoeba infection
Heide Brandes, Reuters
First posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 02:08 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015 02:11 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma man has died after contracting a rare brain-eating disease while swimming in a lake in the southern part of the state, officials said on Thursday.
The man, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized last week in Oklahoma City after a swim in Lake Murray, about 115 miles south of Oklahoma City, health officials said. He died on Wednesday.
The disease is caused by exposure to a single-celled organism known as Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the brain-eating amoeba.
It is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers and hot springs, as well as soil. It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contracting the brain disease is rare, it said.
The organism is most commonly encountered in the southern United States during the summer, when temperatures are highest, the CDC said. Of 133 people known to have been infected with it in the United States since 1962, only three have survived, the CDC said.
The Daily Oklahoman reported that Lake Murray remains open to swimmers.
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Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Oklahoma man dies from brain-eating amoeba infection

I call bullsh*t on the grounds that a brain-eating amoeba would starve to death in Oklahoma.
 
tay
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Following the June 19 death of an Ohio teen who contracted a brain-eating amoeba after visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, Health Officials said Friday the facility will be shut down as a precaution to the public.

According to Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James, Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found at the Whitewater Center. Health Officials said all whitewater rafting features and activities at the facility be closed as of Friday evening, until the source and a solution are found.

The center will remain open for non-whitewater activities.

Naegleria fowleri is naturally present in warm, freshwater lakes during the summer. But infections caused by the amoeba are rare: fewer than 10 cases have been reported annually in the United States over the last 53 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Almost all such cases are fatal.

Whitewater Center suspends some activities after brain-eating amoeba found :: WRAL.com
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I call bullsh*t on the grounds that a brain-eating amoeba would starve to death in Oklahoma.

Maybe this offers a explanation as to why people there are brain dead.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

Maybe this offers a explanation as to why people there are brain dead.

Many in the great state of Okoahoma would say the same of you.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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There's a great state of Oklahoma? Where? The one I'm from is basically the world's biggest, funniest shaped cowpat.
 
Johnnny
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Surprisingly this happens more often than not.....
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

There's a great state of Oklahoma? Where? The one I'm from is basically the world's biggest, funniest shaped cowpat.

What the fukk is the matter with you it's the home of those two great Mercans Will Rogers and that great spiritual light to the common dummies Oral Roberts.
 
MHz
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LudLowLife!! Oklahoma!! Fetch!!
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I call bullsh*t on the grounds that a brain-eating amoeba would starve to death in Oklahoma.

Well to be fair, there had to be SOME grey matter in order for their autonomic functions to function.
 
MHz
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51 functioning cells and it won't bump into things.