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Naegleria Fowleri also know as  “Brain Eating Amoeba” Jay S. Patel, Mary Clark, Malesha Goolcharran, Hugh F. Jarrett,
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Naegleria Fowleri  (Introduction) It’s a free-living ameba (single-celled living organism) Infects people by entering the body through the nose;  it travels up the nose to the brain  where it destroys the brain tissue While infections are very rare, they occur mainly during the summer months at  southern-tier states (and other locations) that prolonged periods of time, causing higher  water temperatures and lower water levels; high infection rate in heat wave years  Most commonly found:  Bodies of warm freshwater, such as lakes and rivers Geothermal (naturally hot) water, such as hot springs Geothermal (naturally hot) drinking water sources Warm water discharge from industrial plants Swimming pools that are poorly maintained, minimally-chlorinated, and/or un- chlorinated Soil Likely cases for infection when Individuals  are swimming or diving in warm freshwater  places
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Life Cycle
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Symptoms Symptoms usually begins 3-10 days of infection. Stiffness, cramping, and pain of muscles in back  and neck. Weakness, severed headaches, and seizures. Light sensitive eyes, double vision, and droopy  eyelids. Nosebleeds Rapid, shallow breathing Swollen, painful lymph nodes Loss of smell, problems tasting food Confusion, hallucinations, difficulty with  concentration.
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Case Study: Mortality -
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