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2011-08-18 05:35:00

Three people have died this year from a rare brain infection caused by an amoeba, called Naegleria Fowleri, which feasts on neurons.

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2009-12-19 15:50:00

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.

2008-08-18 15:00:16

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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