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brain eating amoeba naegleria

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It is really rare.: In the United States most infections have been found in warm bodies of freshwater in southern states. It is rare. Worldwide, since 1965, > than ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Like viral enceph.: N fowleri is an amoeba which can survive high temperatures. Brain infection is rare - less than 10 cases per year are reported, although that may be ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Liang: N. fowleri infection causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & m ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Naegleria fowleri: Naegleria fowleri infection complications can lead to confusion, loss of balance, marked sedation, hallucinations, seizures & death.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Naegleria fowleri: is famous for rare cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis .
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not easy: You would need to be bathing in it and water would need to get into your nose. See this site for more information and do not worry. http://www.cdc.go ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Extremely unlikely: Louisiana Dept of Health confirmed N. fowleri, in Ouachi-ta Parish’s North Monroe Water System & Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever Water System. CDC c ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Not at all likely: Only in LA has tap water been found to contain NF. Even so, it is not easy to get infected. If you do nasal irrigation you should boil the water fir ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You are fine: No need to be afraid or paranoid, kindly check the cbc website for more information, wish you well
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Don't worry: Unless you have been jumping from a high height into a body of fresh water last week in a warm climate. Exceedingly rare.
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