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12-year-old Arkansas girl appears to be beating nearly fatal brain-eating infection

A 12-year-old Arkansas girl is apparently beating a type of brain infection that almost invariably ends in death. According to the Associated Press, if Kali Hardig survives the infection, she will be one of three known people who have survived Naegleria fowleri in the disease’s entire recorded history. The girl…

Louisiana warns of brain-eating parasite in tap water

Officials in Louisiana warned this week that a brain-eating parasite known as Naegleria fowleri might survive in some of the state’s tap water, cautioning that if residents use the common cold remedy known as a neti pot, they should thoroughly boil their water first. Neti pots work by injecting a…