1. Silent_Gunner

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/28/brain-eating-amoeba-texas/

    As if 2020 couldn't get any worse, now we have amoebas wrecking people's brains in Texas via infesting the tap water where at least 5 counties are affected.

    My question is, even with the city switching to a stronger chlorine solution, the water has to go somewhere. How much of this water has spread to elsewhere? Could it be in other states? Or can this be contained?


    EDIT: Apparently, this happened earlier this month in Florida as well. Dear God...

    https://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20200911/florida-teen-dies-from-brain-eatring-amoeba
     
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    as if we didn't have enough reason to not drink tap water...
     
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    These amoebas are rare, but common enough to hear about them pop up every year or so. They love warm water.
     
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    2020 don't ever end, baby <3
     
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    So rather than lead in the water Texas declared hold my beer, though being Texas they will likely be filling their water with a different type of lead as a result of this.
     
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    Free chlorine according to the article, in fact.
     
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