Brain amoeba is being found in the supply water of Texas.
Residents of eight cities have been alerted (Alert Issued) after a brain-eating amoeba was found during water supply in the southeast part of Texas, Texas. This amoeba is the brain eater.
- Last Updated:September 27, 2020, 8:03 AM IST
Brain eating amoebias can be found here
It has been said in the Advisory that the Texas Commission is working with the Brazosport Water Authority to solve the current water problem as soon as possible, keeping environmental quality in mind. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the brain-eating amoeba is usually found in soil, hot water tanks, rivers and hot springs. This amoeba can also be found in swimming pools that lack cleanliness. They are also found in the hot water released from the amoeba industrial plant.
The people of these areas were advised not to use waterThe advisory of no water use has been issued for Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Richwood, Oyster Creek, Clute and Rosenberg areas. Advisory on improving water quality has been issued at the Dow Chemical Plant of Texas Province and the Criminal Justice of Clemens and Wayne Scott Texas Department. The possibility of disaster using amoeba-rich water has been released in the Lake Jackson area.
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The occurrence of amoebae in water started on 8 September. The presence of amoeba came to know when a 6-year-old child was admitted to the hospital.