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Old 07-27-2016   #11
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For your information, the Colorado River above Moab was 80 degrees yesterday, just sayin'. And easily more people die from car crashes than kayaking, but thanks for the heads up. I suppose the moral of the story is wear earplugs, nose plugs, and your seatbelt. Just in case, I'm going to quit boating and vote Trump. It's obviously the immigrants' fault!

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Old 07-27-2016   #12
 
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BLM not black lives matter. Has a beetle or invasive plant species that is being released as we speak to combat this so called amoeba?

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Old 07-28-2016   #13
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Cocaine will prevent the ameoba from getting up your nose
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I heard tamarisk eat the amoeba. I think the south should plant tons of tamarisk all over their rivers.
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Maybe this explains my foggy memory of the summers I spent in WV.
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For your information, the Colorado River above Moab was 80 degrees yesterday, just sayin'
This exactly.
When the water gets coomfy, the zombie amoeba comes out to play!
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Not just out east...this killed a woman on the Colorado in AZ somewhere earlier this year.

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Cocaine will prevent the ameoba from getting up your nose

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Old 08-08-2016   #19
 
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Except that far less Americans go paddling than drive a car. The respective risk isn't really comparable.
It is comparable when exposure time is compensated for.

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Old 08-08-2016   #20
 
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I wonder how many paddle in 77+ water. That number is bound to be much lower still.
They've had a similar problem with deadly ameobas at hotsprings in SW New Mexico causing a rare form of menengitis. Apparently you have to submerse your head and get water up your nose to be ask risk. I've visited hotsprings in that area numerous times without problems, but I usually keep my head out of the water. Since rivers in the west are generally colder than 77deg I wouldn't worry about it around here outside of soaking in hotsprings. If paddling in the south, just avoid the warmer rivers or wear a noseplug....
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