Case-report Data & Graphs
Number of Case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis by Age Group and Gender — United States, 1962-2013
N=132; median age = 11.5; ~80% male
Number of Case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, by Month of Illness Onset and Probable Water Exposure — United States, 1962–2013
N=121. 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)