The deadly ‘brain-eating’ amoeba is slowly but surely expanding its footprint in the US

The fatal “brain-eating amoeba” infection has historically occurred in the southern United States. But in recent years, such cases are coming up, which is probably a new study due to climate change.

Study researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated cases of this brain-eating amoeba, known as Negleria FowlerlyOver a period of four decades in the US.

They found that, although the number of cases occurring each year has been roughly the same, the geographic range of these cases has been flowing north-east, with more cases occurring in Midwestern states than before.


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