Louisiana Gothic took a new turn this week, with two people killed by brain-eating parasites. Specifically, the victims squirted contaminated water into their nasal passages with neti pots. The amoeba,
N. fowleri is attracted by the chemical messengers in human nerves. Once inside the nose, the amoeba travel up the olfactory nerve into the brain. It literally uses brain cells as a food source. Infection is almost always fatal.
The US CDC insists that fowleri is rare, so leave it to Louisiana to come up with yet another disgusting way of killing people.
(thanks to Todd Bryant and all the other gleefully snorting Infocultii out there)