Naegleria fowleri

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    Enters body through the nose

    The Naegleria fowleri amoeba has to enter the body through the nose. You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri from…

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    Deaths

    There have now been 14 confirmed deaths in Pakistan this year (2014) from Naegleria fowleri.

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    Infection

    Infection from Naegleria fowleri is often difficult to diagnose, as early symptoms often appear to be Viral Meningitis. Therefore, it…

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    Location

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has conceded that Naegleria fowleri can be found in all warm fresh water globally,…

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    Temperature

    Naegleria fowleri is a heat-loving organism and is highly active at temperatures from 106 to 115 degrees F. Naegleria fowleri…

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    Risk

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that no data exists to accurately estimate the true risk from Primary Amebic…

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    Lakes

    Studies have been conducted in Texas lakes with water samples (80 per lake) taken along the edge of the lake,…

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    Sea Water

    Naegleria fowleri cannot survive in sea water and has not been found in sea water.

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    Stages

    Because Naegleria fowleri is found in 3 different stages: trophozoite, cyst and flagellated stages. They are resistant to adverse environmental…

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    Identification

    Physicians M. Fowler and R. F. Carter first identified and described a disease caused by amoeba-flagellates in Australia in 1965…

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