Live Science: Brain-eating amoebas are a new concern in northern US states, health officials advise


Naegleria fowleri is a “brain-eating” amoeba that lives in warm fresh water lakes, soil, and sometimes even heaters or pipes. There have been recent reports of hospitalized patients who have been to these warm lakes having headaches, light sensitivity, and nausea. Ohio health officials hint at climate change being one of the culprits causing increases in levels of N. fowleri. However, there has been report of treatment using miltefosine with good response. Click here to learn more about these dangerous single-celled organisms.

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