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By Robert 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

By Robert On Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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Neti Pots, Naegleria and You

After two reported deaths in Louisiana this 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...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Brain-eating amoeba case in Bosque County, Texas

A girl from Bosque County, Texas, about 100 miles south of Dallas, has contracted and is hospitalized for infection with the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. Naegleria fowleri Life CycleImage/DPDx-CDC According More...


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