Deadly microbe in Texas drinking water
|Brain-eating microbe found in drinking water in Texas
The authorities in Texas have warned residents of communities near Houston to stop using tap water amid fears it may be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe. Tests have confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri in the system. The amoeba can cause an infection of the brain, which is usually fatal. Infections are rare in the US, with 34 reported between 2009 and 2018.