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Re: 12 Yo in Critical Condition After Contracting Brain Eating Amoeba at Waterp

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The 85-year-old water park, which was linked to an earlier Naegleria infection in 2010, is now closed.
They will re-open it in 3 years, again!! Stupid fuckers, They should dry it all up.

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Re: 12 Yo in Critical Condition After Contracting Brain Eating Amoeba at Waterp

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They will re-open it in 3 years, again!! Stupid fuckers, They should dry it all up.
Unfortunately, this occurs everywhere, not just water parks. If the water is still and warm, chances are one of those nasty fuckers are floating in it.

When I was in North Carolina last summer, there was a warning about that particular amoeba. We were advised to wear nose plugs and not fully submerge in any lake with a water temp above 70. Unfortunately, down south, almost all lakes and ponds are piss-warm during the summer.

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Re: 12 Yo in Critical Condition After Contracting Brain Eating Amoeba at Waterp

Jesus. Thats fucking unfortunate man.

A lovely summer day turns into a nightmare.

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Poor girl. That's just another reason to stay out of water.

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That is just horrible, that poor child. I feel horrible for the family.

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*Update*

She has been all over the news here, in Filthydelphia. She looked very athletic and healthy before the incident

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3672671.html

*Kali Hardig, 12-Year-Old Arkansas Girl, Struggles To Survive After Contracting Brain-Eating Parasite*

Updated: 07/30/2013 3:27 pm EDT

A 12-year-old girl is struggling to survive after being diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, caused by a brain-eating amoeba.

ABC News reported that the girl, Kali Hardig, likely contracted the rare form of parasitic meningitis from swimming at the Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, Arkansas; she was admitted to the hospital just a day after swimming in the water park, according to The Christian Post.

"I couldn't get her fever down. She started vomiting. She'd say her head hurt really bad. She cried, and she would just look at me and her eyes would just kind of roll," Hardig's mother, Traci, told The Christian Post.

Now, Hardig is receiving care at the Children's Hospital in Little Rock, according to KTVH. The Christian Post reported that she was put in a medically induced coma.

The Arkansas Department of Health released a statement regarding Hardig's case, explaining that the amoeba that caused her particular kind of meningitis, called Naegleria fowleri, can be found in warm streams, rivers and lakes, as well as soil.

Naegleria fowleri isn't transmitted between humans; it's usually contracted by entering in through the nose of humans while they are in the water.

Fortunately, "the risk of infection from Naegleria in Arkansas is exceedingly low," Dirk Haselow, M.D., the state epidemiologist at the state department of health, said in a statement. Signs of infection begin anywhere from one to seven days after a person has contracted it, and include headache, nausea and vomiting, or fever. Symptoms may progress on to seizures, hallucinations, balance problems and stiff neck.

The condition is usually fatal, with only two people known to have survived it in North America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Willow Springs Water Park is now closed; it was linked with another case of parasitic amebic meningoencephalitis in 2010.

The management at Willow Springs Water Park released a statement to the Arkansas Department of Health about the case:

"We, David and Lou Ann Ratliff, as general management of Willow Springs Water Park, have received new information regarding Naegleria fowleri, and have elected to close the park as of July 25 at the request of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Though the odds of contracting Naegleria are extremely low, they are just not good enough to allow our friends or family to swim.

For the thousands of people who love Willow Springs, we will be taking this time to determine the feasibility of installing a solid bottom to the lake. We will not ever reopen as a sand bottom lake … We covet your prayers and our Willow Springs family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers."

ABC News notes that there are several precautions people can take if they are swimming outdoors in the summer. These include not swimming in freshwater areas when the water temperature is very warm and the water level is low; trying to keep your head above the water, (or your nose plugged); and not kicking up sediment in freshwater swimming areas.

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Re: *UPDATES* 12 Year Old Girl Contracts Parasitic Meningitus After Swim in AR

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Thank you to Kelly for her help with the video and to Angelahh for her updates. As always, I appreciate your help, ladies



July 28, 2013

By: Effie Orfanides

A case of parasitic meningitis in Arkansas has some people on edge after a 12-year-old girl was diagnosed with the, "brain-eating," illness after swimming in a lake.

On July 27, MSN reported that the young girl was swimming in a lake with her family when she began feeling sick.

"I kind of brushed it off as she was just really tired. But then when she wouldn't wake up the next day and she was burning up, I knew that wasn't, [Kali]," said her mother.

Kali was rushed to the hospital where doctors discovered that she had parasitic meningitis. They placed Kali in a medically induced coma to, "stabilize her condition."

Parasitic meningitis in Arkansas has been confirmed one other time in the past three years. Researchers say that Kali likely contracted the rare illness by, "ingesting some lake water through her nose." A person cannot contract the illness by swallowing contaminated water and the infection is not contagious from person to person.

In Kali's case, it's likely that an, "amoeba," carrying the infection went up Kali's nose and got into her brain. Warm water lakes and ponds seem to be a breeding ground for the disease. This is very dangerous and the prognosis for Kali is not good.

The Arkansas girl who has Parasitic meningitis may or may not survive. There have only been five confirmed cases of the disease from 1962 to 2012 and all five of those patients died.
Well, that's great. Where was I on July 27th?? Swimming in an Ar lake. Oh well, rather die this way than a car wreck.

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Well, that's great. Where was I on July 27th?? Swimming in an Ar lake. Oh well, rather die this way than another car wreck.
It would have got you by now.


I think.

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Well, that's great. Where was I on July 27th?? Swimming in an Ar lake. Oh well, rather die this way than a car wreck.
Oh no! I like you

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