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Are amoebae safe harbors for plague?

Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria.

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Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people

A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight the infection is made by a company in Orlando where he was hospitalized, doctors said Tuesday.

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Swim in unsanitary freshwater site in Florida leads to infection

A swim in an unsanitary body of freshwater on private property in Broward County has resulted in a resident's hospitalization for a deadly infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba, health officials announced this week.

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Brain-eating amoeba found in popular Grand Teton soak spot

A parasitic amoeba that causes deadly brain infections has turned up in a warm spring in Grand Teton National Park, prompting a warning Monday for anybody intent on soaking in the popular pool: If you absolutely must take ...

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CDC: Amoeba didn't die in whitewater center's murky churn

The chlorination and filtration systems at an artificial water rapids course where Olympic kayakers train were inadequate to kill a rare, brain-attacking organism, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ...

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Next-generation genomic tests ID brain-eating amoeba

Last summer, a 74-year-old resident of San Francisco's Chinatown was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with fever and disorientation, which rapidly degenerated into a coma.

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Amoeba (sometimes amœba or ameba, plural amoebae) is a genus of Protozoa.

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