DHH confirms deadly ameba in St. Bernard Parish Water System
Posted on 7/23/2015 11:48:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The State Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed the presence of a brain eating ameba in the St. Bernard Parish Water System. The site was tested by DHH as part of the state's new drinking water surveillance program.
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Sexual Assault Complaint Against St. Bernard Parish Prez Dropped
Posted on 10/29/2013 4:30:00 PM.
Sexual assault allegations made against the president of St. Bernard Parish, Dave Peralta, have been dropped. In a written statement, Peralta says the allegations made by his wife, amid a domestic dispute, have been withdrawn. Peralta apologizes for the State Police being drawn into "this matter that has escalated beyond a private matter." 

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St. Bernard Parish water system continues to be flushed
Posted on 9/19/2013 3:29:00 AM.
Attempts to rid the St. Bernard Parish water system from a deadly amoeba linked to the death of a 4-year-old boy continue. The amoeba was found in four locations in the parish's water system. The state's safe drinking water administrator Jake Causey says they are running chlorine through the system and that should last for another 3 weeks.
"It's one water system for the whole parish, so there's a lot of miles of pipe it takes to turn over," Causey said.
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