Daily Briefing: Beware of brain-eating amoebas

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Should we worry about getting sick from a lake?

An alarming surge of infections at a lake is a stark reminder for swimmers to practice caution and good hygiene at outdoor watering holes this summer. Health officials are investigating after nearly two dozen cases of illness were reported in Virginia involving people, mostly children, who visited the same lake over Memorial Day weekend. There were no swimming advisories at Lake Anna on Thursday, but health officials said more testing of lake water was underway this week to determine whether a public health risk may persist . This case highlights the need to be vigilant against major waterborne threats that may not be visible to the naked eye, including brain-eating amoebae.

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