The amoeba has been around for decades and rarely infects anyone. But every now and then it decides to rear its ugly head and wreak havoc on humans. Now, in Louisiana, there is another outbreak of this amoeba in swimming holes, lakes and elsewhere. I've pasted the article below so you can get the full story.
Why is amoeba-tainted water safe to drink?
Does the amoeba really 'eat' your brain?
Who is most susceptible to infection — or worse?
What can you do to protect yourself?
|A wet mount of Naegleria fowleri trophozoites cultured from the CSF of a patient with primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) viewed using phase contrast microscopy.|