Case-report Data & Graphs
Number of Case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis by Age Group and Gender — United States, 1962-2014
N=133; median age = 11; 77.4% male
Number of Case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, by Month of Illness Onset and Probable Water Exposure — United States, 1962–2014
N=122. No information is available on the design, maintenance, or operation of these pools.
** Water was forced up the nose during use.
Month of illness onset unknown for 11 cases. Of those case-reports missing the month of exposure, probable water exposures included lake, pond, reservoir (N=5), unknown/multiple (N=5), and geothermal water (N=1)