Brain-Eating Parasite?!!? EEEK!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by magicpigeon, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Here is the link

    Has anyone else seen this yet? If I wasn't paranoid before, now I am... [​IMG]
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. I think they have this parasite in a lake near my house. It is still pretty rare though.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    This is for real and far more scarey than Redhen's fear of brain eating spiders. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I have seen it several times ( I watch a lot of discovery, and health channel TV ) Monsters Inside Me did a story on a boy from FL, USA who died from it. Occasionally it makes to news when it's been very hot and there is more chance of hot stagnant water.
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Did someone say Prions?? [​IMG]
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    The Boy from Florida actually happened in my Home Town. We were all just talking about it the other day on our town's FB page.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    And THIS is why i hate swimming in fresh water...
    Its the ocean or pool for me.
    *although i still will sometimes swim in lakes, i HATE it...*
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    We grew up on a lake, swam in them all the time, never thought about this kind of stuff, gators, water moccasins or anything like that. I would not set foot in a lake (without a boat anyway) for anything. We swam, skied, knee boarded my entire life.
     
  9. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will worry when it happens to me.
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thankful I'm not a swimmer [​IMG]
     

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