Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana parish water for 3rd time in as many years
A recent discovery of a rare, but often deadly, brain-eating amoeba has Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish on alert.
Jul 10, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More
Rising temperatures means increased risk for exposure to “brain-eating amoeba”
Summer months mean rising temperatures and thriving conditions for a deadly amoeba in Texas waterways. Naegleria fowleri - commonly referred to as the…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Father of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba settles lawsuit against rafting center
The father of a teenager who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful death…
Apr 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Family of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba from whitewater rafting settles lawsuit
(WCMH) – Nearly three years after a Westerville, Ohio teen died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba, court documents show her family has settled with the…
Apr 17, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Lawsuit settled over teen’s death from brain-eating amoeba at Whitewater Center
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A lawsuit against the U.S. National Whitewater Center involving an Ohio teenager who died from a brain-eating amoeba has been…
Apr 16, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Traces of Brain Eating Amoeba Found in Bossier Water Again
Samples taken from the Bossier City water system have tested positive for DNA traces of Naegleria Fowleri, often referred to as a brain eating amoeba.
Jan 25, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba death highlights importance of safe neti pot use
It's right out of a horror movie: a woman's brain is devoured by amoeba over the course of a year, and by the time it's discovered, it's too late to save her.
Jan 08, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More
Did a Brain-Eating Amoeba Kill a Woman Who Rinsed Her Sinuses with Tap Water?
A woman who rinsed her nasal passages using a neti pot filled with tap water contracted a fatal “brain-eating” amoeba infection.
Dec 12, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say
SEATTLE (KIRO/CNN) - A woman is dead after a brain-eating amoeba entered her body. Doctors think she became infected by doing something at home…
Dec 07, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Doctor: Seattle woman who died of brain-eating amoeba used tap water in Neti pot
A Seattle woman died after becoming infected with a brain-eating amoeba.
Dec 06, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Family of Florida boy who died from brain-eating amoeba hosts Christmas giveaway
The parents of an 11-year-old Florida boy who died from a brain-eating amoeba are setting up a store to give sporting goods to children in need in honor of their…
Dec 04, 2018 08:00 UTC Read More
Nanoparticles may be a silver bullet against brain-eating amoeba
Found in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hot springs, Naegleria fowleri enters a person's body through their nose, then proceeds to kill them by eating their…
Oct 25, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Silver Nanoparticle Drug Combo Could Treat Brain-Eating Amoeba
Silver nanoparticles may help a trio of drugs stop brain-eating amoeba.
Oct 24, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Health Officials Confirm Man Likely Got 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' at Texas Resort
A New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba" was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials.
Oct 15, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
New Details Emerge On NJ Man Who Died Of Brain-Eating Amoeba
Details Emerge On NJ Man Who Died Of Brain Amoeba - Galloway, NJ - Authorities have discovered where a NJ man, 29, who died after he was diagnosed with…
Oct 14, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
A man caught a brain-eating amoeba. Why did Waco surf park take so long to close?
On Sept. 8, a young man from New Jersey got in the water at Barefoot Ski Ranch, a surf park near Waco, to ride what some call the best artificial wave in the…
Oct 12, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Is Shreveport Water Safe From Brain Eating Amoeba? [VIDEO]
Barbara Featherston from Shreveport's Water and Sewerage Department talks about the precautions the city takes to protect the system from brain eating…
Oct 12, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
A rare brain-eating amoeba takes another life in the U.S.
It started with a headache. Fabrizio Stabile noticed it while he was mowing the lawn on an ordinary Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. The headache prompted…
Oct 04, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
How 'rare' is illness from brain-eating amoeba? Very
According to the CDC, the disease is rare but usually fatal. In the U.S. 143 infections with four survivors have been reported from 1962 to 2017.
Oct 01, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Surfer Dies From 'Brain-Eating Amoeba' After Visiting Texas Wave Pool
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Sep 30, 2018 18:59 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba detected in water system in Louisiana
SHREVEPORT, La. – A portion of a water system in Louisiana has tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. KTBS reported that tests by the Louisiana…
Sep 30, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
CDC testing for 'brain-eating amoeba' at BSR Surf Resort
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing at BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri, which is commonly referred to as a…
Sep 28, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Live 5 Investigates: Rare, but deadly brain-eating amoeba
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On strings of hot summer days, kids head to the nearest swimming hole, but there are hidden dangers in *fresh* water, that over the…
Jul 09, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
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