Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Water systems study finds Legionella in 41% of samples

A new study of domestic and hospital drinking water systems found Legionella in 41% of samples—with Flinders University researchers making a key connection between the pathogen's co-existence with a "host" microorganism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

A child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in an eastern Nebraska river, health officials said, making it the second such probable death in the Midwest this summer and raising ...


Video: Immune system attacks brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri—commonly known as "the brain-eating amoeba"—can be found in warm fresh water. It's a single-celled, free swimming animal that reaches the brain through the nasal passageway by traveling up the olfactory ...

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.

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

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