​Naegleria fowleri (Brain-eating Amoeba)

  • On 20th May, 2024, a five-year-old girl undergoing treatment for primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a rare infection caused by Naegleria fowleri or “brain-eating amoeba”, died at the Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode.
  • Naegleria fowleri is a thermophilic and free-living amoeba found in warm fresh water and soil around the world.
  • Higher temperatures of up to 115°F (46°C) are conducive to its growth and it can survive for short periods in warm ....
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