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New study shows a potentially lethal parasite found in drinking water known as the Entamoeba histolytica amoeba, which kills human cells by eating them alive in the host’s body.
Ten people have died in Pakistan's most populated city due to a brain-eating amoeba transmitted by contaminated water.
Three people have died this year from a rare brain infection caused by an amoeba, called Naegleria Fowleri, which feasts on neurons.
Naegleria genome sheds light on transition from prokaryotes to eukaryotes.
Swimming in Florida lakes and rivers can be deadly if the Naegleria fowleri amoeba is present, public health officials warn. While no deaths were reported last year in Central Florida, three boys died of the infection in 2007, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday. The amoeba can be found in swimming pools, especially if they are not chlorinated.
By Arelis Hernandez, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 5--ORANGE COUNTY When water temperatures rise in lakes, it's time for you to get out, the Orange County Health Department warned.
By Josh Brodesky, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Oct. 4--Brain-eating amoebas have taken up residence in Tucson's water supply as recent tests have shown their presence in 12 wells.
By Annette Wells By ANNETTE WELLS REVIEW-JOURNAL The death of an Arizona boy infected by an amoeba after swimming at Lake Havasu has caught the attention of officials responsible for Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and Nevada's hot springs.
It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.
This classification conveys important information about the biochemistry and metabolism of disease-causing organisms. Here are three examples. 1) Pneumocystis, an opportunistic pathogen causing mortality in AIDS patients and immunocompromised individuals, is now known to be a fungus, indicating a different treatment regimen is needed. 2) Phytophtora, an organism causing potato blight, such as the one that caused the Irish famine in the 19th century, is now known not to be a fungus, which...
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