LIFESTYLES: Nasty Dangers Lurk In Summer Waters

By D. Lanier Shook                               June 18, 2013

Summer is great time to relax in water, but this can be dangerous. Dangerous amoeba could cause fatal brain infections if they get into your sinuses. Fortunately this danger seems to be limited to freshwater lakes, but it’s scary enough I had to pass it on.

A Yahoo/ABC News article warns that the organism, named Naegleria fowleri is present in many freshwater bodies. Click here to read the entire article. I’m guessing a properly maintained pool is much safer, but you’ll still want to check out the links in the article. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

Travel and recreation can be a dangerous affair and I’ve reported other dangers before. Click here to read my article about the creepy link between armadillos and Hansen’s Disease, better known as leprosy. The poor little guys can transmit the nasty skin disease so even if you don’t take the time to read the article, just avoid them.
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