Deadly Amoeba in Louisiana Drinking Water

Published 10/10 2013 11:40AM

Updated 10/10 2013 11:41AM

(KTAL) A deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found Louisiana's DeSoto Parish water system.

It's the same parasite that killed a boy in southern Louisiana earlier this year and nearly killed an Arkansas girl.

The water is safe to drink, but can be deadly if it enters a body through the nose.

The Parish has increased the amount of chlorine in the system in an effort to kill the amoeba.

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