TITLE

Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis -- Arizona, Florida, and Texas, 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Matthews, S.; Ginzl, D.; Walsh, D.; Sherin, K.; Middaugh, J.; Hammond, R.; Bodager, D.; Komatsu, K.; Weiss, J.; Pascoe, N.; Marciano-Cabral, F.; Villegas, E.; Visvesvara, G.; Yoder, J.; Eddy, B.; Capewell, L.; Sriram, R.; Bandyopadhyay, K.; Qvarnstrom, Y.; DaSilva, A.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/30/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 21, p573
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article describes several cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in Arizona, Florida and Texas during June to September 2007. It is said that PAM is a nearly always fatal disease caused by Naegleria fowleri. A total of six PAM cases has been reported in 2007. The Naegleria Workgroup has been formed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to review actions related to N. fowleri.
ACCESSION #
34074080

 

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