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Fact Sheets

Free-Living Ameba Testing at CDC
Free-Living and Intestinal Amebas (FLIA) Laboratory factsheet

Message: Information on submitting specimens to CDC’s Free-Living and Intestinal Amebas (FLIA) Laboratory for testing.

Audience: Designed for healthcare and medical professionals.

Fact Sheet: Free-Living Ameba Testing at CDC pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]

Facts About Naegleria fowleri and Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis
Facts about Naegleria fowleri and Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis

Message: Information about where Naegleria fowleri occurs, symptoms associated with infection, and how you can protect yourself.
Audience: Designed for the general public.
Fact Sheet: Facts About Naegleria fowleri and Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis pdf icon[PDF – 2 Pages].

Ritual Nasal Rinsing & Ablution
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Message: Use safe water to protect yourself from a deadly brain infection.

Audience: Designed for religious service participants.

Web: Ritual Nasal Rinsing and Ablution

Fact sheets available in English, Arabic, and Urdu:
English pdf icon[PDF -1 page]
Arabic pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]
Urdu pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]

Podcast

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Brain Infection Caused by Ameba
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40 Years of Brain Infection Caused by Ameba in Recreational Water, United States

CDC expert Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses trends in recreational water exposure associated with primary amebic meningoencephalitis in the United States.

Video

Video: CDC Expert Commentary on Medscape
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Brain-Eating Ameba: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitisexternal icon

CDC expert Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the brain-eating ameba Naegleria fowleri, advises clinicians on how to recognize and treat the infection, and provides prevention messages that you can share with your patients.