Biohazard USA: Brain-Eating Amoeba

Water bodies (and sometimes even water supplies) in the United States may be infested with deadly brain-eating amoebas. Cases have been reported for the past several years. The most dangerous in this respect are warm and shallow waters without much water movement and/or circulation such as lakes and ponds but the deadly microorganisms were also found in swimming pools and water supplies.

Although not naturally preying on humans, brain-eating amoebas are very dangerious, they enter the body through the victim’s nose and then proceed to attack the brain which is their replacement food source, hence the appelation “brain-eating”. If infested the victim will have to be treated very quickly, otherwise the prognosis is very unfavorable.

So far brain-eating amoeba cases have not been reported outside the United States.

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