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Purging Texas Water System of Brain-Eating Microbe to Take 60 Days

A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that doctors believed killed a boy and that led to warnings for others not to drink tap …

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 …

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 …