Brain-Eating Amoeba Eyed in Death of Minnesota Child

Minnesota State Department of Health officials have been eyeing a rare parasitic amoeba in the death of child. The child, whose name, age and sex have not been released, is believed to have died from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that thrives in warm freshwater. "Through swimming or diving, it can enter through the nose and gain access to the brain," said Dr. William Schaffner, president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and...Full Story
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