Deadly brain-eating amoeba spreading across US via interconnected freshwater systems

Cases of a β€œbrain-eating amoeba” reported across the southern US have begun spreading northward via the country’s freshwater systems, in a worrying development for health officials already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a newΒ study, the single-celled, brain-eating amoeba, known as Naegleria fowleri (N. fowleri) has been relentlessly spreading northward over the past four decades.Β

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