This topic contains 4 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  mtlein71 5 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #6514

    Curtis Elwood
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    A teenager from OH just died from a brain-eating amoeba.  It is suspected that she contracted it after falling out of a raft at the Charlotte WW course.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/health/brain-eating-amoeba-killed-ohio-teenager/index.html

     

  • #6516

    Curtis Ahlers
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    I won’t believe what the media is saying. I was at the center this week with work. Here is their statement.

    Official Statement – 6/22/16

    Chances are they went swimming somewhere else and got the amoeba. Or else you would hear of others getting it too. If you haven’t been to the center, It’s pretty amazing. You can easily spent a whole day just paddling. Everything from easily drops to big, fast pushy water.  There is also tone of other activities, biking, ropes course, zip line, rock climbing. I haven’t tried the trails yet, but from the number of mtn. Bike riders, I’d say the trails are pretty good.

  • #6517

    Freddie Carter
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    Sounds like they are “fishing” for a deepest pockets lawsuit !

  • #6518

    EricRoush
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    Easy to know for sure, test the water. Both at the park and at the park’s water source. Another death happened recently when a woman swam in a lake in Texas. A brain eating amoeba in that case as well.

  • #6520

    mtlein71
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    I looked into this a couple years ago, as every year some people die from it.  I believe it is actually a bacteria that feeds off of algae, so it is found in very warm stagnant water.  In most cases water needs to be forced hard up into the sinuses to infect the brain.  It’s creepy that both algae and the brain are high in lipid, so that the bacteria mistakes the brain for its natural food source.

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