Billboard Warns About 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba After Florida Family Loses Son
A Florida family has posted a billboard to draw attention to the dangers of the "brain-eating" amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, for people swimming in local lakes, ponds and streams. The Gompf family posted a billboard in Tampa in honor of their son, Phillip Gompf, who died from meningitis caused by
Billboard Warns About 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba After Family Loses Son
The Gompf family posted a billboard in Tampa in honor of their son, Phillip Gompf, who died from meningitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in 2009.
Teen Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba
A young woman died this week in Ohio after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, commonly called a brian-eating amoeba.
Man's Clever Letter Convinces American Airlines to Drop $200 Cancellation Fee
A New York man was able to convince American Airlines to waive a $200 fee this month, after writing them a letter that was too amusing to ignore. "It was a complete surprise," Alex Hamberger, 30, of Buffalo told ABC News. "I didn’t think I would hear from them at all. I was really taken aback and
Rare Elizabethkingia Bacterial Infection in Newborn Could Shed Light on Outbreak Mystery
Wisconsin health officials are investigating if a suspected case of the rare bacterial infection called Elizabethkingia at a children's hospital could be related to an ongoing outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in three states. The newest suspected case at the Wisconsin Children's
Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41; Second Outbreak Reported at Connecticut University
At least 41 people at Harvard University have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to university officials. The news comes as a second outbreak has been reported at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where at least eight have been diagnosed with the mumps. At Harvard, 11 people have been
Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University
There have been 40 confirmed cases of the mumps at Harvard University, even though many of those infected were vaccinated. The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 29 and public health officials confirmed today that the contagious disease had continued to spread though the Harvard community. "This
CDC Warns of Outbreak of Elizabethkingia Infection
Wisconsin officials are investigating the rare blood infection that has killed at least 18 people and sickened dozens of others.
Good Grades, Extracurriculars, May Not Be All Colleges Look For Anymore
It was an early morning weekend in Rye, New York. While most kids were probably sleeping in, high school senior Chris Karpovich was doing some last-minute cramming. In a few moments, he would take the SAT and emotions were running high as his mother drove him to the first test location. “He has two