Brain-Eating Infections: How To Stay Safe
What is brain eating amoeba? What are the infection symptoms?
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Free-living amebae (FLA) are tiny creatures that can cause rare but serious infections in humans. Now officials are allowing the use of an experimental medication in an attempt to quickly manage difficult-to-treat FLA infections.
Naegleria fowleri is found in hot springs and warm freshwater, most often in the Southeastern United States. The amoeba enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain. There is no danger of infection from drinking contaminated water, according to the CDC.