Waterborne Disease

Waterborne Disease

The Wichita Falls and Wichita County Public Health District are warning residents about a potentially deadly waterborne disease.

Lake Amoeba lives in natural bodies of water and can get into children's sinuses.

Symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Stiff Neck
  • Disorientation
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

The Disease is preventable.  Precautions include, never going into warm stagnant waters and holding your nose or wearing nose plugs while in  the water.

Newchannel 6 Reporter Tanya De Jesus will have a more in depth look at the disease Tuesday night at 5:00p.m.