She kills 97% of patients, but she spared him: a guy from Florida survived an infection with a brain-eating amoeba

Florida student Sebastian Deleon said he lost most of his motor skills after contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a stagnant pond, NewYorkPost reports. "This was hard. I had to, for example, learn to walk again, again ...

In Iowa, it was forbidden to swim in the lake: a brain-eating amoeba was found there

A beach on the Lake of Three Fires in Taylor County, Iowa, has been closed after a Missourian who recently swam in the lake tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba, reports the Independent. The amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri represents…

Brain-eating amoeba: where infection is most common and who is at risk

Just this week, two children died as a result of infection with Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic organism better known as the "brain-eating amoeba." The parasite, which is mainly found in warm fresh water and soil, can in almost all cases cause destructive and deadly ...

Boy dies of rare brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a California lake

The family confirmed that a boy from Tehama County, California died after exposure to an extremely rare brain-eating amoeba. San Francisco Gate writes about it. 7-year-old David Pruitt died on Aug. 7 of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, his aunt Crystal Haley reported. Boy…

On a popular lake in California, a child becomes infected with a brain-eating amoeba: authorities sound the alarm

Tehama County, California, health officials sound the alarm after a child contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba. The KTVL edition told in more detail. A child under the age of 10 was likely exposed while swimming in a lake in Tehama County. The infection is called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. ...

Displaced North: Brain-Eating Amoeba Expands Its Range

Historically, the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri is native to the southern United States. But in recent years, cases have been appearing further north, probably due to climate change. Writes about this Live Science. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Brain-eating amoeba in a plumbing: it will take months to clean pipes in Texas

After a brain-eating amoeba found in tap water killed a 6-year-old boy in Texas, authorities said it could take months to clean up the state's water, writes USA Today. On Tuesday September 29th, Jackson Lake authorities said the boil recommendation ...

Brain-eating amoeba in a water pipe: Texas city declares natural disaster

On Saturday, September 26, the city of Lake Jackson, Texas, released a disaster statement over the contamination of drinking water with a brain-eating amoeba. The city has a ban on the use of water, and the authorities have requested permission from the state to declare an emergency. About…

A man from Florida has contracted a rare amoeba that destroys the brain

In Florida, a rare case of infection with a brain-damaging amoeba has been confirmed, writes CNN. Last Friday, July 3, the Florida Department of Health announced a confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic single-celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. This is usually fatal, they said in ...

Brain-eating amoeba: 10-year-old Texas resident fights for her life

A Texas girl became infected with a deadly brain-eating amoeba after a day in the river. Lily Mae Avant, 10, bathed during a Labor Day weekend on the Brazos River near the town of Weyko. Doctors believe that it was there that she contracted the life-threatening amoeba ...

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