Friday, September 28, 2007

6 Die From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Brain-eating amoeba? That sounds like it sucks. Wonder how one knows they have a brain-eating amoeba. I wonder if it slowly eats your brain away or if it takes one huge gulp. Sounds painful either way actually. And you know, this would explain a lot of the conversations I've had with people the last year or so. Seems like everyones brain is being eaten away.

It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.

Hold on, I'm cancelling my trip to the lake.

Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it's killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future.

How does one fight an amoeba? This is bad. My brain hurts.

"This is definitely something we need to track," said Michael Beach, a specialist in recreational waterborne illnesses for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hopefully these amoeba aren't as crafty as say Osama bin Laden cause I've lost confidence in the US tracking ability.

"This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better," Beach said. "In future decades, as temperatures rise, we'd expect to see more cases."

Oh no, global warming is causing amoeba to eat our brains. Most people would be better off with their brains being eaten.

In Arizona, David Evans said nobody knew his son, Aaron, was infected with the amoeba until after the 14-year-old died on Sept. 17. At first, the teen seemed to be suffering from nothing more than a headache.

They got a little suspicious after they caught him watching The View.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brain-eating amoeba! I think a couple of my childhood friends had that problem

October 01, 2007 9:39 AM  

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