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Brain-Eating Amoeba (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-14

Duration: 00:10:21

Subjects: Amoeba | WATER SUPPLY | Water chlorination | Hurricane Katrina, 2005


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Hebert, Corey Interviewee
  • Guidry, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Brown, Troy Interviewee
  • Morrell, J.P. Interviewee


This segment from the August 14, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Dr. Jimmy Guidry, the State Health Officer, State Senator Troy Brown, and State Senator J.P. Morrell. They discuss: the discovery of a brain-eating amoeba in the water systems in St. Bernard Parish and Ascension Parish; the concerns of residents; the importance of not getting the water up your nose; the recent legislation that increased testing and changed the chlorine baseline for every water system in the state; and their thoughts on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.