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Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

Officials: Ohio teen dies from brain-eating amoeba after visit to NC Whitewater Center
Linky: http://www.fox26houston.com/home/164340470-story

An 18-year-old girl from Ohio has died from a suspected brain-eating amoeba after a visit to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, according to health officials.

Mecklenburg County and North Carolina State health officials have been told by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the 18-year-old died on Sunday, June 19, due to the amoeba that is naturally present in warm lakes during the summer. Lauren Elisabeth Seitz of Westerville, Ohio passed due to Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, an infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a one-celled organism that does not cause illness if swallowed, but can be fatal if forced up the nose, according to the CDC.

The NC DHHS says the only known underwater exposure was believed to be when riding in a raft with several other that overturned at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.

According to the CDC, fewer than 10 cases have been reported annually in the United State during the last 53 years. This ameba can cause severe illness up to nine days after exposure. A person cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water and the ameba is not found in salt water.

The Mecklenburg County Health Department, CDC, Ohio Department of Public Health, Franklin County (Ohio) Public Health Department, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the North Carolina Division of Public Health are collaborating with further investigation.
Jeezus. Remind me to steer clear of North Carolina!
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Re: Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

I wonder if she was diagnosed a while ago or if it was just so sudden. Sucks either way
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Re: Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

It's bad enough that NC has tried to steal history from Ohio (see my Wright Brothers rant) but now they're actively killing-off Ohio's youth via biological warfare.
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Originally Posted by Sgtsnake View Post
I wonder if she was diagnosed a while ago or if it was just so sudden. Sucks either way
It takes 2 to 15 days for symptoms to show up, death follows, on average, 5 days after symptoms begin.

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A one celled organism can take us out in three weeks? Jesus.
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What is the U.S. National Whitewater Center? Is that where Olympic athletes practice or something?
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Somehow the parents must be blamed!!
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Re: Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

Originally Posted by DaveyJoe View Post
A one celled organism can take us out in three weeks? Jesus.
Hey, it might not be as glamorous as an alligator or mountain lion but it gets the job done.
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Re: Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

North Carolina wanted to correct this but all their officials are too busy doing genital checks at restrooms.
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Give me liberty, or give me head.
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Trump says we need to build a wall around everyone's head
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Brain Eating bacteria. That explains so much about North Carolina.
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http://www.webmd.com/brain/brain-eating-amoeba

Most cases of N. fowleri disease occur in Southern or Southwestern states. Over half of all infections have been in Florida and Texas.
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Texas... goddamnit. Fuck me in the ass like a bitch in heat. I'm going to die probably.
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Texas... goddamnit. Fuck me in the ass like a bitch in heat. I'm going to die probably.
Probably right.
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Texas... goddamnit. Fuck me in the ass like a bitch in heat. I'm going to die probably.
As long as you pick the red hat there's a 50/50 chance you'll die.
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Trump says we need to build a wall around everyone's head
Of course he'd say that, the poor guy has obviously already suffered a bout with a brain-eating bacteria.
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Re: Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

This is the same thing that killed someone in Louisiana, who used a neti pot with untreated water, IIRC.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
This is the same thing that killed someone in Louisiana, who used a neti pot with untreated water, IIRC.
^ Two people in separate instances that used tap water.
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Re: Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Ohio Teen in North Carolina

Originally Posted by DaveyJoe View Post
A one celled organism can take us out in three weeks? Jesus.
According to the article, ONLY if you force it up your nose. If you coax it gently into your nose or force it in any other orifice, you will be fine.

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What is the U.S. National Whitewater Center? Is that where Olympic athletes practice or something?
Specifically ... Training for Rio apparently.

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