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
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
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 Ohio teen killed by brain-eating amoeba while rafting in NC settles lawsuit
Nearly three years after an Ohio teen died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while rafting in North Carolina, her family has settled a lawsuit with the US…
Apr 19, 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
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
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
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
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
Did a Surfer's Death from a Brain-Eating Amoeba Reveal a Serious Loophole in Regulating Wave Parks?
On September 29, 2018, news broke that the Center for Disease Control was investigating the death of 29-year old Fabrizio Stabile from a brain-eating amoeba…
Oct 05, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More
Brain-Eating Amoeba Takes Life In New Jersey
The so-called "brain-eating" amoeba, a water-based threat that poses a risk to water utilities, has taken another life.
Oct 05, 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 Louisiana water system
A portion of a Louisiana water system tested positive for the “brain-eating amoeba,” off...
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
UPDATE: Brain-eating amoeba found in south Bossier Parish water system
A portion of a water system that serves south Bossier Parish has tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba, according to the operator of the water system.
Sep 28, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More
Cancer Drug and Antidepressants Provide Clues for Treating Fatal Brain-Eating Amoeba Infections
Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now identified three new molecular drug…
Sep 13, 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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