Lauren Seitz, 18, was previously on a church trip in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is thought to have contracted the amoeba on June 8 when riding in a raft that overturned, The Charlotte Observer reported. Three days after returning from her trip to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Seitz began to show symptoms of the infection, which can include fever, headache, vomiting, and can progress into seizures and hallucinations. She died of primary amebic mengioencephalitis cau
When the first cases were reported in Syria 275 years ago, it was called "the Aleppo boil" or "the Aleppo evil." And for good reason: The parasitic illness spread by sand flies causes nasty skin lesions that leave victims scarred for life physically and can leave emotional scars as well. The disease, now known as Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis, or CL, is not unique to Syria. It's found in parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and southern Europe, according to the Centers
South Carolina because the second state after Texas to participate in a non-charge consignment program from Profounda in an effort to make the drug more readily available in times of need. Having the product available at multiple sites will allow treatment to start sooner when needed.
Sunday, July 17, 2016 09:48AM HOUSTON -- A Houston teenager suddenly fell ill and died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba.
Hudson Adams, 19, played baseball at Northbrook High School for the last four years.
He spent the summer working at Frontier Camp as a counselor. The camp's director, Matt Raines, spoke with our sister KTRK on Thursday.
Raines said Adams had lifeguard duties last week at Lake Maverick and Houston County Lake.
Raines explained Adams reported fl
http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-outbreak-infects-scores-in-northwestern-pakistan-14190/ Nearly 200 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis have been reported recently in the Safi Tehsil (administrative division) of the Mohmand Agency district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA) concerning health officials of its possible spread into other tehsils, according to a Daily Times report. Sandfly/James Gathany Mohmand Agency Surgeon Dr. Razaul