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Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Tap Water

Image via Shutterstock Residents of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, are on alert after the Centers for Disease Control confirmed deadly amoeba have made their way into the water supply. The contamination is the first of its kind in the U.S., and the CDC
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