The Deadly Brain-Destroying Amoeba, Naegleria Fowleri, Has Just Been Spotted In Florida
Sometimes it feels like if it’s not one thing, it’s another, right? It has just been reported by the Department of Health that a confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri in Florida has been found, which is an often-fatal amoeba that attacks the brain. But before you begin to panic, let’s talk facts and what you can do to avoid exposing yourself to the places where this brain-eating amoeba is most commonly found.
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To find out more information about Naegleria fowleri in Florida and to stay informed, check out this information from the Florida Department of Health.
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A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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