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Dr. Jimmy Guidry, Brain-Eating Amoeba (2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-24

Duration: 00:28:54

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | GUIDRY, JIMMY | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Amoeba | Water chlorination | WATER SUPPLY | Public health | Environmental monitoring


  • Guidry, Jimmy Speaker


A speech by Dr. Jimmy Guidry before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 24, 2015. Dr. Guidry is the State Health Officer and the Medical Director for the Department of Health and Hospitals. He discusses: the brain-eating amoeba found in the water systems in St. Bernard Parish, Ascension Parish, and Terrebonne Parish; the use of a sixty-day chlorine burn to clean the water systems; the valuable lessons that they have learned about monitoring the state’s water systems; and the new testing procedures being used to identify the amoeba. Dr. Guidry also answers questions from the press.