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
Whitewater Center lawsuit dismissed in teen's brain-eating amoeba death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager who died of a brain-eating amoeba after visiting the Whitewater Center has officially been…
Jul 02, 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 teen killed by brain-eating amoeba from whitewater rafting settles lawsuit
(WCMH) – Nearly three years after a Westerville, Ohio teen died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba, court documents show her family has settled with the…
Apr 17, 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
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
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
Woman dies after BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA turns brain to ‘bloody mush’
A WOMAN in the US died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba through tap water which turned her brain to 'MUSH' while she was still alive.
Dec 11, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Dec 10, 2018 | HealthDay | 0 |. Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba. MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The use of tap…
Dec 10, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain-Eating Amoeba
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out…
Dec 07, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say
SEATTLE (KIRO/CNN) - A woman is dead after a brain-eating amoeba entered her body. Doctors think she became infected by doing something at home…
Dec 07, 2018 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
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
Is Shreveport Water Safe From Brain Eating Amoeba? [VIDEO]
Barbara Featherston from Shreveport's Water and Sewerage Department talks about the precautions the city takes to protect the system from brain eating…
Oct 12, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Bossier City working to learn how brain-eating amoeba got in water system
With a chlorine burn well underway in Bossier City, city officials say they've scheduled double the testing and are working to figure out how a brain-eating…
Oct 11, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Did a Surfer's Death from a Brain-Eating Amoeba Reveal a Serious Loophole in Regulating Wave Parks?
On September 29, 2018, news broke that the Center for Disease Control was investigating the death of 29-year old Fabrizio Stabile from a brain-eating amoeba…
Oct 05, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
A rare brain-eating amoeba takes another life in the U.S.
It started with a headache. Fabrizio Stabile noticed it while he was mowing the lawn on an ordinary Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. The headache prompted…
Oct 04, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
CDC testing for 'brain-eating amoeba' at BSR Surf Resort
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing at BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri, which is commonly referred to as a…
Sep 28, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Teen who survived brain-eating amoeba says sickness gave him more positive outlook
Weston teenager Sebastian DeLeon, his mother and doctors will be featured in the season two premiere of HLN's "Something's Killing Me with BD Wong''…
Jul 21, 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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