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Neti pots linked to fatal brain-eating amoeba infections

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The popular device known as Neti pot, used to irrigate the sinuses, has been linked to two deaths in Louisiana due to an infection called meningities, officials said.

TIME reports:

According to Louisiana health regulators, two people died after using tap water that was affected with, Naegleria fowleri, the "brain-eating amoeba."

A 53-year-old woman from De Soto Parish and a 20-year-old man from St. Bernard Parish both died after using contaminated water in their neti pots, a popular home remedy that looks like a genie’s lamp and is used for flushing out mucus from the nose and sinuses.

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