The Brain-Eating Amoeba Is a Nearly Perfect Killer
Last week, a North Carolina man became a notorious microbial killer's first confirmed victim this year. Fifty-nine-year-old Eddie Gray had unknowingly come…
Aug 14, 2019 01:07 UTC Read More
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
Whitewater Center lawsuit dismissed in teen's brain-eating amoeba death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager who died of a brain-eating amoeba after visiting the Whitewater Center has officially been…
Jul 02, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More
Inyo County Health Officials Warn Of Brain Eating Amoeba
The Inyo County Health and Human Services says a child from Southern California died over the weekend after being diagnosed with a rare infection known as…
May 08, 2019 16:13 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
Bossier City Water Tests Negative for Brain-Eating Amoeba
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Officials say water samples in a Louisiana city have tested negative for a brain-eating amoeba after they tested positive in October.
Feb 05, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More
Latest Bossier City water samples test negative for brain-eating amoeba, DNA
Water samples collected from the City of Bossier City water system on Jan. 23 tested negative for both active Naegleria fowleri amoeba and its DNA.
Feb 04, 2019 08:00 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
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Dec 10, 2018 | HealthDay | 0 |. Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba. MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The use of tap…
Dec 10, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More
Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain-Eating Amoeba
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out…
Dec 07, 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
Chile authorities investigate possible ‘brain-eating amoeba’ infection
Health officials in Chile report investigating a possible case of primary amoebic encephalitis (PAM) in a young boy, according to local media (computer…
Oct 30, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba: Know the facts
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - On October 10, the Louisiana Department of Health reported a Bossier City water system site tested positive for bacteria known as…
Oct 17, 2018 07:00 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
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
Bossier City working to learn how brain-eating amoeba got in water system
With a chlorine burn well underway in Bossier City, city officials say they've scheduled double the testing and are working to figure out how a brain-eating…
Oct 11, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Brain-eating amoeba detected in Bossier City water system
Bossier City's water system has one site that has tested positive for the brain-eating amoeba, the Louisiana health department reports.
Oct 11, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Bossier City to flush entire water system over brain-eating amoeba concerns
The Bossier City Utilities Department will conduct a chlorine flush of its water system beginning Oct. 15 after a brain-eating amoeba was found in a nearby water…
Oct 09, 2018 06:59 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
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
Teen who survived brain-eating amoeba says sickness gave him more positive outlook
Weston teenager Sebastian DeLeon, his mother and doctors will be featured in the season two premiere of HLN's "Something's Killing Me with BD Wong''…
Jul 21, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
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