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By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Profounda receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for miltefosine for treating Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Profounda, Inc. announced Friday that it has received, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) with miltefosine.  More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Taiwan: Girl contracts Acanthamoeba after leaving contacts in for 6 months

A Taiwanese girl contracted a relatively rare amoeba after leaving her disposable contact lens in for six months, causing her corneas to shrink to half their normal size, according to an Emirates 24/7 report today. Image/CDC The More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Entamoeba histolytica: New research shows amoeba kills cells by ‘biting’

Research published yesterday in the journal Nature show how the parasitic amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica kills human cells–by amoebic trogocytosis. According to the paper, researchers say that the amoebae 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 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 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 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...


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