BC Advantage - 2019 Issue 1

Believe Me PAM Is Not Your Friend

Naegleria fowleri, often called the brain-eating amoeba, or brain-eating ameba, is a single-celled living organism that can cause a rare and destructive infection in the central nervous system of the brain. This infection is known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). It is so serious that this brain eating lover of warm water kills just about every person it infects.  Naegleria fowleri infections typically occur throughout the U.S. during the summer months, although these infections are more likely to occur in the southern states where temperatures are higher. The median age for laboratory-confirmed PAM cases in the...

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