According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 138 primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) infections were reported in the United States between 1962 and 2015. PAM is an almost always fatal infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, aka the “brain-eating amoeba.” A recent article in Health, features various experts’ knowledge who have encountered the parasite, including Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
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