Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that lives in soil and warm freshwater, such as lakes, rivers and hot springs. Amoebas are colloquially called “brain-eating amoebas” because they can cause attacks on the central nervous system, and although they are rare, they are most often fatal.
With only 400 cases of this rare disease worldwide, the CDC was contacted by the Department of Health to run a clinical sample of the infection. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, along with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Agriculture, has launched an investigation into where the infection occurred. A healthy 36-year-old man had contact with an amoeba.
“The Ministry of Health is working with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture. [to find the source] And we will release the findings to the public,” the ministry said.
“[He] The boy’s family has been breathing on his own for almost the entire week,” the boy’s family wrote on GoFundMe. It’s our way home. “
https://sputniknews.com/20220806/israeli-man-dies-after-contracting-infection-from-rare-brain-eating-amoeba-1098290674.html Israeli man dies after contracting rare ‘brain-eating amoeba’