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  • Northwest Florida and State Primary Election Results

    08/26/14 20:42:26

    Several election night upsets.  For all the latest election results click here

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Florida officials warn of brain eating amoeba

Health officials are warning of a rare brain-eating amoeba lurking in warm freshwater.
It's called Naegleria Fowleri, it lives in warm, standing water and even though the amoeba is rare, it can enter through the nose while in the water. It can cause a severe headache, fever, nausea and vomiting and in most cases, death.
   
Over the past 50 years, there have been just over 130 reported cases of Naegleri Fowleri infections.
   
Last summer, a 12-year old Florida boy named Zachary Reyna, contracted the infection after he went knee boarding in fresh water near his home.  He later died.
   
Medical experts say you can take steps to decrease your risk of catching the amoeba.
They advise not swimming in warm freshwater and if you do, don't put your head under the water, use nose clips, and don't stir up sediment.