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The Brain-Eating Amoeba Is a Nearly Perfect Killer
Last week, a North Carolina man became a notorious microbial killer's first confirmed victim this year. Fifty-nine-year-old Eddie Gray had unknowingly come…
Aug 14, 2019 01:07 UTC Read More

Whitewater Center lawsuit dismissed in teen's brain-eating amoeba death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager who died of a brain-eating amoeba after visiting the Whitewater Center has officially been…
Jul 02, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Rising temperatures means increased risk for exposure to “brain-eating amoeba”
Summer months mean rising temperatures and thriving conditions for a deadly amoeba in Texas waterways. Naegleria fowleri - commonly referred to as the…
Jun 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Father of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba settles lawsuit against rafting center
The father of a teenager who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful death…
Apr 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Lawsuit settled over teen’s death from brain-eating amoeba at Whitewater Center
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A lawsuit against the U.S. National Whitewater Center involving an Ohio teenager who died from a brain-eating amoeba has been…
Apr 16, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Bossier City Water Tests Negative for Brain-Eating Amoeba
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Officials say water samples in a Louisiana city have tested negative for a brain-eating amoeba after they tested positive in October.
Feb 05, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Brain-eating amoeba death highlights importance of safe neti pot use
It's right out of a horror movie: a woman's brain is devoured by amoeba over the course of a year, and by the time it's discovered, it's too late to save her.
Jan 08, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Woman dies after BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA turns brain to ‘bloody mush’
A WOMAN in the US died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba through tap water which turned her brain to 'MUSH' while she was still alive.
Dec 11, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain-Eating Amoeba
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out…
Dec 07, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Doctor: Seattle woman who died of brain-eating amoeba used tap water in Neti pot
A Seattle woman died after becoming infected with a brain-eating amoeba.
Dec 06, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Nanoparticles may be a silver bullet against brain-eating amoeba
Found in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hot springs, Naegleria fowleri enters a person's body through their nose, then proceeds to kill them by eating their…
Oct 25, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Silver Nanoparticle Drug Combo Could Treat Brain-Eating Amoeba
Silver nanoparticles may help a trio of drugs stop brain-eating amoeba.
Oct 24, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

CDC Finds “Brain-Eating Amoeba” at BSR, But Not in Wavepool
On September 21, 29-year-old Fabrizio “Fab” Stabile passed away at the Atlantic City Medical Center after contracting an infection from the Naegleria fowleri…
Oct 15, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

A man caught a brain-eating amoeba. Why did Waco surf park take so long to close?
On Sept. 8, a young man from New Jersey got in the water at Barefoot Ski Ranch, a surf park near Waco, to ride what some call the best artificial wave in the…
Oct 12, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More

Is Shreveport Water Safe From Brain Eating Amoeba? [VIDEO]
Barbara Featherston from Shreveport's Water and Sewerage Department talks about the precautions the city takes to protect the system from brain eating…
Oct 12, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Bossier City working to learn how brain-eating amoeba got in water system
With a chlorine burn well underway in Bossier City, city officials say they've scheduled double the testing and are working to figure out how a brain-eating…
Oct 11, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More

A rare brain-eating amoeba takes another life in the U.S.
It started with a headache. Fabrizio Stabile noticed it while he was mowing the lawn on an ordinary Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. The headache prompted…
Oct 04, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More

How 'rare' is illness from brain-eating amoeba? Very
According to the CDC, the disease is rare but usually fatal. In the U.S. 143 infections with four survivors have been reported from 1962 to 2017.
Oct 01, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Brain-eating amoeba detected in Louisiana water system
A portion of a Louisiana water system tested positive for the “brain-eating amoeba,” off...
Oct 01, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Brain-eating amoeba detected in water system in Louisiana
SHREVEPORT, La. – A portion of a water system in Louisiana has tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. KTBS reported that tests by the Louisiana…
Sep 30, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

CDC testing for 'brain-eating amoeba' at BSR Surf Resort
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing at BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri, which is commonly referred to as a…
Sep 28, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Cancer Drug and Antidepressants Provide Clues for Treating Fatal Brain-Eating Amoeba Infections
Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now identified three new molecular drug…
Sep 13, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Live 5 Investigates: Rare, but deadly brain-eating amoeba
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On strings of hot summer days, kids head to the nearest swimming hole, but there are hidden dangers in *fresh* water, that over the…
Jul 09, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More



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