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A close up photograph of Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that is known to attack the central nervous system. HOUMA, La. -- A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish. Independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in Pointe-aux-Chenes, according to CBS affiliate New Orleans WWL-TV , as well as The Courier . The Terrebonne Consolidated Waterworks District issued the notification Sunday and has temporarily switched to a different disinfectant to kill the organism. Despite the Louisiana heat, residents are ignoring their swimming pools and nearby bayous. They're terrified of s... Full story

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