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By Robert 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 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 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 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 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 Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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What is Giardiasis? What is Giardia intestinalis (lamblia)?

Giardia intestinalis (lamblia) is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the United States. Giardia is a protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of infected humans and animals (in particular, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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Minnesota: Ducklings purchased at a Tractor Supply Company store responsible for Salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of salmonellosis in Minnesota, which has affected at least three people, has been linked to ducklings bought at a Tractor Supply Company store in Inver Grove Heights, according to a Minnesota Department More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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CDC: Campylobacter, Vibrio food borne infections increase in the US, Salmonella remains constant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate  that about 48 million people, or one in six people in the United States, get sick from eating contaminated food. During a CDC telebriefing today, More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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Cholera in Cuba: Risk is low for European travelers

Image/CIA In a follow-up to an earlier story about the cholera outbreak in Cuba, European health authorities say the overall risk of cholera infection in travelers visiting Cuba should still be considered low, More...

By Robert 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 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 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 On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Sanofi Pasteur announces recall of typhoid vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, has announced that it is voluntarily recalling several batches of its typhoid fever vaccine, TYPHIM Vi®, due to concerns that the doses may not provide the intended 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...


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