Senator Troy E. Brown will host a community meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, to address the recent discovery of the Naegleria Fowleri ameba in the Ascension Consolidated Utility District 1 Water System. The meeting will be held at the George R. Blum Community Center and will begin at 6 p.m. Louisiana Department of Health (DHH) staff will be on hand to update the public and field questions from the community.

WHO: Troy E. Brown, Louisiana State Senator

Kathy H. Kliebert - Secretary, LDH

Dr. Jimmy Guidry - State Health Officer, LDH

Representative - Department of Environmental Quality

Dr. Chad Seidel - Vice President, Corona Environmental Consulting

WHAT: Ascension Parish Community Meeting on Naegleria Fowleri

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

5 p.m. - Media Availability

6 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting Begins

7:30 p.m. - Meeting Concludes

WHERE: George R. Blum Community Center

1501 Saint Patrick St., Donaldsonville, LA 70346

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