Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Texan girl, 10, dies of rare brain-eating amoeba

A 10-year-old girl has died in the hospital, her family said in a statement on Monday, after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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

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