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Below you will find helpful resources related to Naegleria fowleri.
Free-Living Ameba Testing at CDC
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 – 1 page]
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.
Ritual Nasal Rinsing & Ablution
Video: CDC Expert Commentary on Medscape
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.
- Page last reviewed: July 26, 2017
- Page last updated: July 26, 2017
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