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By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Pakistan reports second ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2014

For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a “brain-eating amoeba” death in a Karachi-area resident. Pakistan map Photo/CIA Pakistani news More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Pakistan reports Naegleria fowleri death in Karachi man

Pakistan, which recorded an outbreak of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in 2012, which killed 10 people,  has recorded it’s first case and fatality in 2014 in a man from Karachi, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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Man contracts ‘brain-eating ameba’ via ritual nasal rinsing in US Virgin Islands: Case study

Many people perform ritual nasal rinsing. This practice is included in Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Islamic traditions. Within the Islamic faith, ritual nasal rinsing is included in a cleansing process called “wudu” More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Louisiana issues ‘Fact vs Fiction’ info on Naegleria fowleri after ameba confirmed in water system

Just one week after confirming the presence of the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, in the public water system in St. Bernard Parish, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Louisiana ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death linked to water at St. Bernard Parish home

A child who died from encephalitis caused by the pathogenic amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, has been linked to water at the home, according to the Louisiana Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Florida boy, Zachary Reyna loses battle with deadly amoeba, condolences and prayers pour in

In a sad story out of Miami, Zachary Reyna, the 12-year-old boy who contracted the  “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, a couple of weeks ago has died. The heartbreaking news was made public this More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
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Testing on Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, shows ‘negative activity from the amoeba’

UPDATE Aug 24–Zachary Reyna passed away today. Read more here. What is described as a “small victory” by the family of Glades County, Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, is certainly a move in the right More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Arkansas girl, Kali Hardig making great progress in her recovery, What is this experimental anti-amoeba drug?

Aug. 7 Update: It was posted on Prayers For Kali Le Ann last night–“They took Kali off the vent! She is moving and responding to questions! We are fly high on every breath she takes! Keep the prayers More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Arkansas child, Kali Hardig, in critical condition battling Naegleria fowleri

In a follow-up to a recent report, the 12-year-old girl who contacted the greater than 99 percent lethal “brain-eating amoeba”is currently in critical condition at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Arkansas reports sixth case of parasitic meningitis in four decades, Willow Springs Water Park the likely source

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have confirmed a rare case of of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a serious disease caused More...


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