Latest Balamuthia mandrillaris Stories
Three people have died this year from a rare brain infection caused by an amoeba, called Naegleria Fowleri, which feasts on neurons.
In what is believed to be the first human-to-human transfer of an amoeba organism, an exceptionally rare infection has been passed from an organ donor in Mississippi to at least one transplant recipient.
By Glaser, C Schuster, F; Yagi, S; Gavali, S; Bollen, A; Glastonbury, C; Raghavan, R; Michelson, D; Blomquist, I; Scharnhorst, D; Kuriyama, S; Reed, S; Ginsberg, M; Visvesvara, G; Wilkins, P; Anderson, L; Khetsuriani, N; Fowlkes, AL Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living ameba that causes encephalitis in humans (both immunocompetent and immunocompromised), horses, dogs, sheep, and nonhuman primates.
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