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Ritual Cleaning and Brain Eating Amoeba?

This week’s topic for the Philosopher’s Brain Lunch Debate is: Is ritual cleansing a missing link between fatal infection and brain eating amoeba? The debate is sparked by the sudden appearance of the following study:

“Is ritual cleansing a missing link between fatal infection and brain eating amoeba?” Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui and Naveed Ahmend Khan, Clinical infectious Diseases, epub 2012.

(Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.)

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