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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

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

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

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

Latest Bossier City water samples test negative for brain-eating amoeba, DNA
Water samples collected from the City of Bossier City water system on Jan. 23 tested negative for both active Naegleria fowleri amoeba and its DNA.
Feb 04, 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

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

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

Doctor: Seattle woman who died of brain-eating amoeba used tap water in Neti pot
A Seattle woman died after becoming infected with a brain-eating amoeba.
Dec 06, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Family of Florida boy who died from brain-eating amoeba hosts Christmas giveaway
The parents of an 11-year-old Florida boy who died from a brain-eating amoeba are setting up a store to give sporting goods to children in need in honor of their…
Dec 04, 2018 08:00 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

Health Officials Confirm Man Likely Got 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' at Texas Resort
A New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba" was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials.
Oct 15, 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

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

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

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

Brain-eating amoeba detected in water system in Louisiana
SHREVEPORT, La. – A portion of a water system in Louisiana has tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. KTBS reported that tests by the Louisiana…
Sep 30, 2018 06:59 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

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

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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