The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will reopen the beach at Lake of Three Fires on Thursday, July 28, 2022, after officials confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that caused a brain infection that killed a Missouri resident who swam in the lake earlier this month. Related: Missouri resident dies after infection with […]
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A Missouri resident undergoing treatment for the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri — likely contracted at an Iowa lake — has died. The Iowa Department of Public Health did not respond to a request about the case, but the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed the patient had died. “Unfortunately, the patient […]
Eewww swimmer’s itch – what can you do?
This sounds like the water-borne version of chiggers. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources notes that swimmer’s itch is becoming an issue at Okoboji Lake and offers advice on what can be done about this condition: SPIRIT LAKE – Campers last weekend reported cases of swimmer’s itch contracted on East Okoboji Lake in the Iowa […]