We can't bring Philip back. But he'd want us to inform and empower YOU. Prevention is simple. Use nose clips or avoid fresh water activities that may force water up the nose during the hottest months. Click Philip's photo to read about him. He was a really great kid.
Amoebic Meningitis is not a disease that is tracked by CDC on the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. Tell them you feel this highly lethal disease, which strikes the healthy young, deserves a higher priority in public health monitoring, physician and public education, and medical research.
Images of Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia, Acanthamoeba, and Sappinia. Browse the HEALTH PROFESSIONALS links below for the latest data on Free-Living Amoebae. This striking Scanning Electron Microscope image of Naegleria fowleri & its feeding cups and was provided by Naegleria researcher, Francine Marciano-Cabral, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University. We deeply appreciate her important work and support.
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