The Brain-Eating Amoeba Is a Nearly Perfect Killer
Last week, a North Carolina man became a notorious microbial killer's first confirmed victim this year. Fifty-nine-year-old Eddie Gray had unknowingly come…
Aug 14, 2019 01:07 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana parish water for 3rd time in as many years
A recent discovery of a rare, but often deadly, brain-eating amoeba has Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish on alert.
Jul 10, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More
Rising temperatures means increased risk for exposure to “brain-eating amoeba”
Summer months mean rising temperatures and thriving conditions for a deadly amoeba in Texas waterways. Naegleria fowleri - commonly referred to as the…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Inyo County Health Officials Warn Of Brain Eating Amoeba
The Inyo County Health and Human Services says a child from Southern California died over the weekend after being diagnosed with a rare infection known as…
May 08, 2019 16:13 UTC Read More
Family of Ohio teen killed by brain-eating amoeba while rafting in NC settles lawsuit
Nearly three years after an Ohio teen died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while rafting in North Carolina, her family has settled a lawsuit with the US…
Apr 19, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Father of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba settles lawsuit against rafting center
The father of a teenager who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful death…
Apr 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Settlement reached with Whitewater Center in teen's brain-eating amoeba death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The family of an Ohio teen who died from a brain-eating amoeba has reached a settlement with the Whitewater Center.
Apr 17, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Lawsuit settled over teen’s death from brain-eating amoeba at Whitewater Center
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A lawsuit against the U.S. National Whitewater Center involving an Ohio teenager who died from a brain-eating amoeba has been…
Apr 16, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Bossier City Water Tests Negative for Brain-Eating Amoeba
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Officials say water samples in a Louisiana city have tested negative for a brain-eating amoeba after they tested positive in October.
Feb 05, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More
Traces of Brain Eating Amoeba Found in Bossier Water Again
Samples taken from the Bossier City water system have tested positive for DNA traces of Naegleria Fowleri, often referred to as a brain eating amoeba.
Jan 25, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba death highlights importance of safe neti pot use
It's right out of a horror movie: a woman's brain is devoured by amoeba over the course of a year, and by the time it's discovered, it's too late to save her.
Jan 08, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More
Chile authorities investigate possible ‘brain-eating amoeba’ infection
Health officials in Chile report investigating a possible case of primary amoebic encephalitis (PAM) in a young boy, according to local media (computer…
Oct 30, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Nanoparticles may be a silver bullet against brain-eating amoeba
Found in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hot springs, Naegleria fowleri enters a person's body through their nose, then proceeds to kill them by eating their…
Oct 25, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Silver Nanoparticle Drug Combo Could Treat Brain-Eating Amoeba
Silver nanoparticles may help a trio of drugs stop brain-eating amoeba.
Oct 24, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
CDC Finds “Brain-Eating Amoeba” at BSR, But Not in Wavepool
On September 21, 29-year-old Fabrizio “Fab” Stabile passed away at the Atlantic City Medical Center after contracting an infection from the Naegleria fowleri…
Oct 15, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
New Details Emerge On NJ Man Who Died Of Brain-Eating Amoeba
Details Emerge On NJ Man Who Died Of Brain Amoeba - Galloway, NJ - Authorities have discovered where a NJ man, 29, who died after he was diagnosed with…
Oct 14, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
A man caught a brain-eating amoeba. Why did Waco surf park take so long to close?
On Sept. 8, a young man from New Jersey got in the water at Barefoot Ski Ranch, a surf park near Waco, to ride what some call the best artificial wave in the…
Oct 12, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba detected in Bossier City water system
Bossier City's water system has one site that has tested positive for the brain-eating amoeba, the Louisiana health department reports.
Oct 11, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
How 'rare' is illness from brain-eating amoeba? Very
According to the CDC, the disease is rare but usually fatal. In the U.S. 143 infections with four survivors have been reported from 1962 to 2017.
Oct 01, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Surfer Dies From 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' After Visiting Texas Wave Pool
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Sep 30, 2018 18:59 UTC Read More
UPDATE: Brain-eating amoeba found in south Bossier Parish water system
A portion of a water system that serves south Bossier Parish has tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba, according to the operator of the water system.
Sep 28, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Cancer Drug and Antidepressants Provide Clues for Treating Fatal Brain-Eating Amoeba Infections
Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now identified three new molecular drug…
Sep 13, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Live 5 Investigates: Rare, but deadly brain-eating amoeba
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On strings of hot summer days, kids head to the nearest swimming hole, but there are hidden dangers in *fresh* water, that over the…
Jul 09, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
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