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Brain-eating Amoeba Found in Water System – Oh My!

On Aug. 28, 2014, tests from the Louisiana health department have confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba in one area of St. John the Baptist Parish’s water system, state, and parish officials said Wednesday.

The state Department of Health and Hospitals said testing of St. John’s Water District 1, which serves about 12,577 residents confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, which has killed three people in Louisiana since 2011. However, no known cases of illness related to the ameba have been reported in St. John or elsewhere in the state, officials said.

Torres Water Company can install and maintain systems to provide homes and businesses a safe, secure, uncontaminated source of fresh water even during Boil Water Advisories and other periodic emergencies like this most recent one.

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