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Texas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration Over Brain-Eating Amoeba In Their Drinking Water


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<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late on Friday of the potential contamination of its water supply by <em>Naegleria fowleri</em>.</strong>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late on Friday of the potential contamination of its water supply by Naegleria fowleri.
water contaminated texas
<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong><em>Naegleria fowleri</em> is a microscopic amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, according to the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/general.html&quot; target="_blank"><em>US Centers for Disease Control</em></a> and Prevention. </strong>Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
water contaminated texas
<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, from where it travels to the brain and can cause a rare and debilitating disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.</strong>It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, from where it travels to the brain and can cause a rare and debilitating disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
water contaminated texas
<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-color" style="color:#831265;font-size:23px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>Families have also been warned not to allow children to play with hoses, sprinklers, or any toy or device that may accidentally squirt water up the nose.</strong>Families have also been warned not to allow children to play with hoses, sprinklers, or any toy or device that may accidentally squirt water up the nose.

7 thoughts on “Texas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration Over Brain-Eating Amoeba In Their Drinking Water”

  1. I clearly recall watching with great disappointment then-president Barack Obama capitulate—like other neo-liberal presidents before him and likely after him—to big money politics in the very worst way, with the Flint, Michigan drinking-water atrocity.

    I call it an atrocity due to safe drinking water being the second most immediate fundamental necessity of life (the first, of course, being clean air).

    A then admirer of Obama, I muttered ‘Please say it isn’t so’ as he drank (at least what supposedly was) a glass of the Flint water; this signified that the health-hazardously lead-laden water is actually safe to drink, which he must have known is not.

    Since then I saw U.S. presidents, along with Canadian prime ministers, mostly as large corporate and power interest puppets.

    The American political system essentially involves two established conservative and (neo)liberal parties more or less alternating in governance while habitually kowtowing to the interests of the very wealthy but especially big business’s crippling threats (whether implied or explicit) of a loss of jobs, capital investment and/or economic stability, etcetera.

    This of course fails to mention, amongst other things, the corporate-welfare-cheque subsidies doled out annually to already very profitable corporations and the forgiveness of huge loan debts owed to taxpayers.

    This corporate-political reality may be why so many low-income citizens have felt futility in voting at all, let alone waiting in a long line-up in the weather to do so.

    (Frank Sterle Jr.)

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