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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Kansas measles cases rise to 11 after two new cases are reported in Sedgwick County

Just days after the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) reported four cases of measles, mostly in employees of Sal’s Japanese Steakhouse  in Wichita, KS, health authorities have announced two additional More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Kansas reports Naegleria fowleri death in Johnson County resident

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been notified of a fatal case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba found in freshwater, in a resident More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Another ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death reported in Pakistan, 3rd of the year in Karachi

For the third time in a month, a man from Pakistan’s largest city has succumbed to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri. According to a Samaa TV report, the 32-year-old man died at a private More...

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 Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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CDC: DeSoto Parish water tests negative for Naegleria after uping chlorine levels

In a follow-up to a report where Louisiana officials raised the chlorine levels in the DeSoto Parish water system after the ameba, Naegleria fowleri was discovered in the water, the state Department of Health and More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in 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 Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Louisiana to raise chlorine levels in drinking water in response to finding Naegleria fowleri in water system

In an effort to control the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, in the drinking water systems in Louisiana, The Department of Health and Hospitals on Wednesday issued an emergency rule requiring that water systems in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Louisiana recommends increasing chlorine levels as citizens petition for safe water

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that they are monitoring certain public drinking water systems to determine if they have residual More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Louisiana: Naegleria fowleri confirmed in DeSoto Parish water system

A month after 4-year-old Drake Smith Jr in Louisiana died from the deadly, “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana and after the Centers More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Katie Couric to feature Naegleria survivor, Kali Hardig in October

UPDATE 10-7-13: It has been confirmed that Kali Hardig will be featured on Katie on Thursday, Oct. 10.   Kali Hardig, the 12-year-old miracle from Benton, Arkansas, who has captured the hearts of people across 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 Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: Amoeba awareness, Jamie Grace, war with Syria and other news

SEPTEMBER 14   Guests include: Jeremy Lewis, father of Kyle Lewis and co-founder of the Kyle Gracin Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation and Heidi LaMeyer, mother of Hailee LaMeyer, and Education and Advocacy More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri and amoeba awareness: Personal stories and the great work from ‘Kyle Cares’ and ‘Swim Above Water’

With the summer of 2013 quickly coming to a close, the news revolving around the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, has seen everything from the 3rd known survivor of this lethal parasite in Arkansas’ More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Louisiana: CDC confirms Naegleria in St. Bernard Parish water system, advisory issued

In a follow-up to the story last week of the parasitic meningitis death of a child in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, testing of the water system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the 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 31st, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri: ‘Miltefosine is not the cure-all’ says ‘Kyle Cares’ founder

There has been a lot to cheer about when it comes to the treatment of parasitic meningitis caused by the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, with the investigational drug Miltefosine, as the recent news reports on the Kali 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...


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