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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONFIRMS ONE CASE OF NAEGLERIA FOWLERI INFECTION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed one Florida case infected with Naegleria fowleri in Glades County. Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic single-celled living amoeba. The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals.


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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONFIRMS ONE CASE OF NAEGLERIA FOWLERI INFECTION

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