Brain-Eating Amoeba' on the Loose in Fresh Water Lakes

Health experts are warning of a freshwater-dwelling organism known as Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba.”

The deadly bug can be picked up in warm freshwater lakes, usually when swimmers get water up their nose, causing a burning sensation and sometimes sneezing. But the danger isn’t always over when the discomfort goes away.