Teenager declared ‘brain dead’ after contracting Brain-eating Amoeba – ‘Naegleria Fowleri’ while swimming in Minnesota Lake

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A teenager who caught the brain-eating amoeba ‘Naegleria Fowleri’ while swimming in a lake has been declared dead by officials. Hunter Boutain, who was just 14 apparently caught the amoeba while swimming in Lake Minnewaska, Minnesota Health Department officials said. He remained in critical condition at the University of Minnesota Medical Center – where he […]

Swimmers Beware: This is how you can get infected in the pool 

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Diarrhea One of the leading causes of post- swim illness is a parasite called cryptosporidium , which leads to diarrhea, stomach pain and nausea. According to the new CDC report, of the 69 outbreaks associated with treated water, more than half were caused by crypto. Symptoms can last for up to two weeks. The parasite […]

Warning: Sharks Swimming near you!

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Bad news for swimmers this 4th of July. Warning signs are going up from Rio del Mar to New Brighton Beach State Park as a large group of sharks swarm the waters at SeaCliff State Beach. So if you want to have a fun-filled day at the beach then better stay out of the water! […]

Californian Woman dies from “Naegleria Fowleri” Brain-eating Amoeba after Taking a Swim!

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A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has died from an extremely uncommon infection called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) – after vomiting and headache turned out to be a rare, but lethal bug-eating bacteria. It is rare infection of the nervous system caused by the microscopic amoeba Naegleria fowleri. The amoeba, is usually found in soil […]

Much Awaited Report: Taylor Swift and Better Half Calvin Harris to make Music together!

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Riding atop a swan boat in a swimming pool, Taylor Swift and boyfriend Calvin Harris were spotted having a jolly good time this summer. And looks like this jolly time just might get translated into a recordbreaking song towards the end of the year. Ever since the ‘Shake it Off’ star and the Scottish DJ […]

North Carolina! Watch Out For Shark Attacks

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North Carolina coast has seen a wave of shark bites recently and now officials are evaluating how best to prevent further shark attacks and keep beachgoers safe. Beach towns nationwide have been hesitant to close the beaches or to warn the swimmers. Even after the latest attack, which occurred in Surf City, North Carolina, town […]

Parasites In Swimming Pools And Hot Tubs Are Causing…

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Pools and hot tubs were the cause of 90 outbreaks of illnesses in the U.S between 2011 and 2012, a number which has now significantly increased. Statistic taken from a report published on the outbreaks, by The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, which observed 32 states and Puerto Rico, led to 1,788 cases, 95 […]

Eyes Red After A Good Swim? It’s Not Chlorine!

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Do your eyes turn red after a good swim in the swimming pool? Well don’t blame it on chlorine because the real cause is going to make you cringe. The annual healthy swimming report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state that swimmers urine mixed with other chemicals causes your eyes to get red […]