I am sure you have seen the news lately about the brain eating amoeba that was found in the Bossier City water supply. News came out earlier today that Erin Brockovich has spoken out about this and is taking a stand. Click on the button below to get more details. Apparently she is more worried about the solution then the actual problem.

Now there are a few things to know to be prepared just in case you come into contact with this brain eating amoeba. According to Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms will start to show within 2 to 15 days.

  • A change in the sense of smell or taste
  • Fever
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Loss of balance
  • Sleepiness
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations

The most terrifying part about this is that symptoms can progress rapidly and death is typical within a week. That is super frightening. Health officials went on to our sister news station at KEEL to explain that contacting the brain eating amoeba is very difficult and that simply taking a shower wouldn't put you in harms way. Check out the story in the button below.