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Naegleria fowleri live in water that is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit and are most commonly found in warm, fresh, or brackish stagnant waters, such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, unchlorinated swimming pools, warm discharge pools from industrial plants, dust, soil, and sewage. This paper discuss the epidemiology of Naegleria fowleri, or Acanthamoeba, and looks at how prevalent these parasites are and whether we should be greatly concerned.
From the Paper:"Trophozoites penetrate the nasal cavity and then travel along the olfactory nerves to invade the brain tissue, resulting in meningitis and encephalitis. Once in the brain tissue, the organism produces cytologic enzymes, which causes hemorrhage and necrosis of the brain tissue. Some cases of myocarditis with neutrophilic infiltrates have been reported, but no amebas have been found (Johnson, 2000). If the organism is suspected early enough, the person can be treated with antibiotics and anti-fungal medications."
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