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Deadly Microbe Water Warning Lifted for Final Texas City

Environmental officials in Texas have lifted a warning for a final Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe, but with a warning that the water should be boiled before being …

Warning for Deadly Microbes in Water Lifted for All But 1 Texas City

Texas officials have lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late Friday …

Waco Surf Park Hit with Suit Over Man’s Death From ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’

The mother of a New Jersey man who died of a rare “brain-eating amoeba” after visiting a Texas surf resort has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the water park. Health officials say testing found evidence of the rare but …

Health Officials Confirm Man Likely Got ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ at Texas Resort

A New Jersey man who died from a rare “brain-eating amoeba” was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials said. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District said testing done by the …

After ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ Death, Texas Surf Resort Closed for Testing

A landlocked surf resort in Central Texas closed on Sept. 23 after a man who visited died from what is commonly known to as a “brain-eating amoeba.” The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing BSR …