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Brain-Eating Microbe in the Tap Water of a Texan Town

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'Residents of Lake Jackson, Texas, have been urged not to use tap water because it might be contaminated with a deadly brain-eating microbe.'

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54313110

This would certainly help take your mind of COVID-19. If I was a resident in that area I'm not sure I'd want to drink the tap water again. This sounds like something out of a horror film or an episode of The X-Files.

This microbe was also responsible for ending public bathing in the Roman Baths in Bath after a young girl died there in 1978.

ACR
28 days ago
What do you think of this?
PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc28 days ago

Might be deadly? A little boy died from it.

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ACR
ACR
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27 days ago

Thank you for the link. The BBC article was missing a lot of information. It's tragic that a young boy has died. I hope they find the source soon.

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TheChimp
TheChimp28 days ago

I think that there might have been a brain eating microbe in the wine that I was drinking last night. Feels like it this morning, anyway.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap28 days ago

🤣 if water dangerous we might have to all drink beer it's what they did centuries ago. I'm willing to try

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap28 days ago

I never heard of it in bath but that was year I was born so....

Just hope they don't have bottled water rations in supermarkets

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hspexy
hspexy27 days ago

Lol yes, it would certainly would ‘take your mind off’ most things 😂 There was one time a colleague told me about there being tiny shrimp-like creatures coming out in the tap water in a previous workplace - Thames water investigated and said it was still perfectly safe to drink! I guess it’s fine if you’re not a vegetarian

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Mick82
Mick8227 days ago

Anyone else starting to think chemical warfare is happening under our noses

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2527 days ago

Has anyone seen the recent film Dark Waters which is about DuPont contaminating a towns water supply?

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ACR
ACR
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27 days ago

gerrykelly25 I haven't seen it yet, but it's something I wanted to watch. I do like Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2527 days ago

ACR it’s definitely worth a watch. I wasn’t aware of this story. It’s shocking and the two actors you mentioned are brilliant.

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laraquinn
laraquinn27 days ago

Yes,really good film.Made me absolutely furious.

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