What Is Naegleria Fowleri? Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Texas Water Supply

Coronavirus isn’t the only illness the people of Brazoria County in Texas have to worry about any longer after a brain-eating Amoeba was found in the water supply for a southeastern portion of the state that is comprised of thousands of residents.

In a Tweet Friday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released a statement that the Brazosport Water Authority had issued a do not use advisory in the areas of Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Richwood, Oyster Creek, Clute, Rosenberg, Dow Chemical, TDCJ Clemens & TDCJ Wayne Scott after Naegleria Fowleri was potentially found in the water supply.

The advisory for those areas meant that customers should not use the water for drinking, bathing or cooking and should only use it for flushing toilets.

According to the CDC, Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that contaminates water and effects people when that water enters the body through the nose. From 

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