Yikes! A Missouri man is in intensive care at an Iowa hospital on suspicions a brain eating amoeba is in his body. The man is believed to have developed the amoeba by swimming in a Southern Iowa lake. Experts say this brain eating amoeba is found in warm water bodies of water. People can ingest them by swimming or diving in lakes and rivers. The amoeba can enter through the nose. Experts say it is best to avoid putting your head in the water.
The Lake of Three Fires in Taylor County, Iowa has been shut down pending an investigation.