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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 Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri survivor, Kali Hardig, walks, swings bat and throws basketball

The Benton, Arkansas miracle child, who recently became the third person (second in the US) to survive the greater than 99 percent lethal “brain eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, is making astonishing More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Parasitic meningitis case confirmed in Glades County, Florida

Just weeks after the Kali Hardig parasitic meningitis case was confirmed in Arkansas, health authorities in Glades County, Florida are reporting a case of an individual infected with the “brain-eating amoeba”, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Kali Hardig’s condition continues to improve, expected to leave ICU tomorrow

The miraculous story of 12-year-old, Benton, Arkansas girl, Kali Hardig continues as the latest Facebook posting from her mother, Traci, indicates she’ll be leaving intensive care tomorrow. “Kali is 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 Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 27th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: July 27, 2013 – Bob Parks talks news and politics, Dr Jennifer Cope on brain eating amoeba, ‘The Wolerine’ review and Patel Conservatory update

JULY 27 GUESTS Bob Parks, Senior Video Producer for Media Research Center (MRCTV) and owner of BlackandRight.com, to talk political and headline news. Detroit bankrupt after years and years of progressive policy More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 27th, 2013
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CDC expert, Dr. Jennifer Cope talks parasitic meningitis and Naegleria fowleri

On the Saturday, July 27 airing of Dispatch Radio, Dr. Jennifer Cope, Medical Epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spoke to Dispatch Radio co-host, Robert Herriman, MPH, M(ASCP) 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...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Parasitic meningitis, caused by Naegleria fowleri, confirmed in Arkansas girl

In a follow up to a story Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reportedly confirmed a case of parasitic meningitis in an Arkansas girl, according to a FOX 13 Memphis report. Image/CDC The More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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Arkansas girl being treated for ‘possible’ parasitic meningitis

A 12-year-old Central Arkansas girl is currently being treated at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for a “possible” case of parasitic meningitis, according to an Arkansas Matters report today. Traci More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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What is Naegleria fowleri?

Before you take the kids and try to cool off this summer at the lake in your town, you should know about Naegleria fowleri. Naegleri fowleri Image/CDC This relatively rare, pathogenic amoeba is found in warm or More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 29th, 2013
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Pakistan reports third ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2013

A third person has died from the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, in Pakistan this year, according to a Daily Times report. According to Sindh Public Health Department official Ayaz Ahmed, a More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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Pakistan: Karachi teen dies from ‘brain-eating amoeba’

Just a day after Karachi Metro-politan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Hashim Raza Zaidi directed the Health department and Water Board to take steps in water cleanliness and public awareness, Dawn.com reports More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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Karachi official orders health dept. to initiate a public awareness campaign over Naegleria

While addressing a combined meeting of KMC and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board about Naegleria, Karachi Metro-politan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Hashim Raza Zaidi directed Health Department to launch a public More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 21st, 2012
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Father of ‘brain-eating amoeba’ victim Jack Ariola Erenberg, files wrongful death lawsuit

Naegleri fowleri Image/CDC In early August, the family of 9-year-old Jack Ariola Erenberg saw their son succumb to a fatal amoebic parasite after swimming with his sisters in Lily Lake. It is being reported today More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 30th, 2012
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‘Monsters Inside Me’ to feature the Kyle Lewis story

Naegleria fowleri. Have you never heard of this deadly menace that lurks in warm, fresh water? If not, believe me, you’re not alone. Kyle Gracin Lewis Photo courtesy of Julie Lewis You can learn more about the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Pakistan reports eighth death due to ‘brain-eating amoeba’ this year

An eighth person, a young male student, has died from the deadly waterborne parasite since May in Pakistan, according to a Dawn.com report Saturday. Image/CDC “A senior physician from the hospital has informed More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Indiana man, Waylon Abel, suspected of dying from Naegleria infection- CDC to confirm

An autopsy report released last Friday on a  Loogootee, Indiana man says he died from the very rare and very deadly parasitic infection he apparently contracted while teaching his daughter to swim in July. Waylon More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Neti pots, Naegleria and you

After two reported deaths in Louisiana last year from “brain-eating amoebas” after using neti pots, health authorities and the manufacturer of nasal wash device are warning the public not to use unsterilized More...


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