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Free-Living Amebas Laboratory

Photo: Specimen analysis for free-living amebas

Specimen analysis for free-living amebas

Photo: Balamuthia mandrillaris trophozoite and cyst

Balamuthia mandrillaris trophozoite and cyst

Photo: Naegleria fowleri in a brain section

Naegleria fowleri in a brain section

Mission: Developing and applying diagnostic methods and drug therapies for opportunistic and pathogenic free-living amebas to prevent future infections.

Our laboratory:

  • Diagnoses amebic infections, including Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia
  • Detects and identifies free-living amebas in environmental samples
  • Develops and assesses drug therapies for free-living amebic infections
  • Develops serologic methods for diagnosis of free-living amebic infections

Free-Living Amebas Laboratory Highlights

 
 
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC–INFO
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
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