The brain-eating ameba (amoeba) is also blamed for the death of two children this summer after swimming. This parasite, called Naegleria fowleri, is generally found in warm freshwater (ponds, lakes, rivers) or natural hot springs. The ameba enters the brain through the nose causing a fatal infection.
It is important to point out that this condition is very rare. But, to err on the side of caution, Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist, recommends using only sterile, distilled, or boiled water in neti pots.
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