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Clinicians: For 24/7 diagnostic assistance, specimen collection guidance, shipping instructions, and treatment recommendations, please contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100.

Clinicians: CDC now has an investigational drug called miltefosine available for treatment of free-living ameba (FLA) infections caused by Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Acanthamoeba species. If you have a patient with suspected FLA infection, please contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100 to consult with a CDC expert regarding the use of this drug.



A screenshot of Allison Brown speaking in the medscape interview, "To See or Not to See: Shedding New Light on a Potentially Blinding Eye Infection"To See or Not to See: Shedding New Light on a Potentially Blinding Eye Infection

CDC expert Dr. Allison Brown discusses Acanthamoeba keratitis. She shares four key messages about contact lens safety that eye care providers can give patients and parents of young patients.

 

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