Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

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Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby shadylady » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:40 am

Mom: Brain eating amoeba killed my daughter
It's common in rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and hot springs. In fact, it was a supporting element of the theme of Hot Springs Casualties which happens to be a book authored by the guy who runs this forum. Check it out by clicking the "Books" link along the top of the page!
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby twister » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:56 am

Hot Springs Casualties was the first I heard of Naegleria fowleri. It's a nasty parasite, but the book was a great read!
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby cactuspete » Mon May 02, 2016 6:47 am

HOT SPRINGS CASUALTIES: I liked the way the author worked in the bit about Naegleria fowleri and put it in proper pespective. It's just one of the many things that can go wrong in life, but the risk is relatively low compared to so many other potential hazards.
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby wildrose » Tue May 03, 2016 6:27 am

cactuspete: Yes the author did a very nice job working that nasty amoeba into the theme developed in the book. BTW, I enjoyed the entire Black Turtle Series and Hot Springs Casualties was every bit as good as the other six books in the series.
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby dilbert » Sat May 07, 2016 9:09 am

More on Naegleria fowleri
HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegleria_fowleri
and
HERE: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/
PAM (primary amebic meningoencephalitis) doesn't sound like fun!
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby ergot » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:22 pm

Newly found parasite named after President Obama
Okay so this is slightly off topic, but it is a microorganism and it is a parasite and so it's a closely related topic.
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby recluse » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:58 am

Experts warn of rare brain-eating amoeba in Irma's aftermath
It ain't going away and it's quite common. Watch out for warm water such as in hot springs or stagnant ponds.
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby drdesert » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:29 am

Brain Eating Amoeba Attacks Disney World in Orlando!
Old news, but it just goes to show that Naegleria fowleri is capable of popping up in places you wouldn't expect.
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Re: Naegleria fowleri (Brain Eating Amoeba)

Postby recluse » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:57 pm

Woman dies from brain-eating amoeba after using neti pot
This time the culprit is Balamuthia mandrillaris. This particular brain-eating amoeba was discovered here in California in 1986.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balamuthia_mandrillaris
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