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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...

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 Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Yale Law report: UN should be held accountable for Haiti cholera outbreak

In a report published Tuesday by The Transnational Development Clinic and The Global Health Justice Partnership of Yale law school and L’Association Haïtienne de Droit de l’Environnement, researchers say 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...


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