Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
We had a discussion here at PolkMoms that highlighted warm water swimming dangers that included the stories of, Boy Dies From Rare Form of Encephalitis
and this of a 21 year-old Lake Wales Man Likely A Victim Of Parasite
I would like to continue this discussion by adding this link, Fla. Officials Warn of Brain-Eating Amoeba
Please read as a way of warning and to be informed.
Although the above case is not in Florida it is yet another reminder and danger indicator when considering fresh water swimming.
It's sad to see a case was confirmed here in Florida. I applaud the family for going public to warn of this danger and admire their optimism and hope for this family member. My thoughts are definitely with them.
This is a very sad update to share. Prayers to the family.
Another death, this time of a four year old boy, is being blamed on a brain-eating amoeba. He contracted the parasite while playing in water with a homemade slip and slide.
Trust me, I won't even let the kids do neti pots without sterilized water after reading this: