by Erin Nicole
After several water tests in Saint Bernard Parish came back positive for the rare brain-eating amoeba that claimed the life of a four-year old, some residents are taking matters into their own hands.
WGNO’s Erin Nicole has the story.
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Naegleria fowleri enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain. It’s usually found in people who have been swimming in warm freshwater. The amoeba causes a fatal brain infection, according to the CDC.
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