Brain-eating amoeba: 1 case in Florida, officials say avoid tap water
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Brain-eating amoeba: 1 case in Florida, officials say avoid tap water

One Florida resident was infected with a rare and dangerous brain-eating amoeba.This amoeba is incredibly rare, with only 34 infections confirmed in America between 2009 and 2018.The Florida Department of Health warned residents to avoid nasal contact with tap water, and to avoid swimming in warm freshwater.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Florida Department… [Read more]

Person infected by ‘brain-eating’ amoeba in Hillsborough County in Florida
Miami | Florida

Person infected by ‘brain-eating’ amoeba in Hillsborough County in Florida

Cheryl McCloud, Naples Daily News Published 7:31 a.m. ET July 6, 2020 | Updated 7:47 a.m. ET July 6, 2020CLOSEAn amoeba that destroys brain tissue has been confirmed in an unidentified person in Florida.The Hillsborough County Department of Health announced the infection Friday. The infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba” is… [Read more]

Rare case of brain-eating amoeba confirmed in Florida
Miami | Florida

Rare case of brain-eating amoeba confirmed in Florida

The Florida Department of Health confirmed a case of what is commonly referred to as a brain-eating amoeba in the Tampa area. According to the department, one person in Hillsborough County contracted Naegleria fowleri, which is a single-cell amoeba that attacks brain tissue and is usually fatal. Since 1962, there have been only 37 cases… [Read more]

Trump Official Says It’s ‘Too Early To Tell’ Whether GOP Convention In Florida Can Happen Safely
Miami | Florida

Trump Official Says It’s ‘Too Early To Tell’ Whether GOP Convention In Florida Can Happen Safely

TOPLINE FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, who was appointed to the post by President Donald Trump, isn’t ready to sign off on a clean bill of health for August’s Republican National Convention, which Trump hopes will bring “thousands of enthusiastic Republicans” to Jacksonville, Florida—a city where coronavirus is now spreading more rapidly than almost anywhere… [Read more]

Florida resident is infected with a rare and usually deadly brain-eating amoeba
Miami | Florida

Florida resident is infected with a rare and usually deadly brain-eating amoeba

Health officials issue warning after Florida resident is infected with a rare and usually deadly brain-eating amoebaAccording to the statement from the Department of Health in Florida, the patient contracted Naegleria fowleri in Hillsborough CountyThe amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is… [Read more]

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near 130000; Florida And Texas Report Record Case Numbers
Miami | Florida

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near 130000; Florida And Texas Report Record Case Numbers

People visit Jacksonville Beach on Saturday in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Coronavirus cases are spiking in states including Florida, Texas and Arizona. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sam Greenwood/Getty Images People visit Jacksonville Beach on Saturday in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Coronavirus cases are spiking in states including Florida, Texas and Arizona. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images… [Read more]

Rare ‘brain-eating’ amoeba confirmed in Florida
Miami | Florida

Rare ‘brain-eating’ amoeba confirmed in Florida

Skip to content pic.twitter.com/icT66tqlkU— DOH – Hillsborough (@DOHHillsborough) July 3, 2020 Health officials did not disclose the person’s identity or the body of water where the person might have been infected, The Tampa Bay Times reported. A person can be infected through contaminated water entering their nose. The amoeba is more prevalent during the summer months… [Read more]

‘It’s dangerous NOT to be sending a clear message to Americans’: U.S. hits 120,000 coronavirus cases over July 4th Weekend — with surges in Florida, Arizona and Texas
Miami | Florida

‘It’s dangerous NOT to be sending a clear message to Americans’: U.S. hits 120,000 coronavirus cases over July 4th Weekend — with surges in Florida, Arizona and Texas

Published: July 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET Florida reported 10,059 new cases Sunday after reporting 11,458 new cases Saturday, which was second only to the daily peak of 11,571 in New York last April An outdoor restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Calif. on July 4 where beaches are closed due to a spike in COVID-19.… [Read more]

Coronavirus updates: Texas, Florida and Arizona officials say early reopenings fueled explosion of cases
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Coronavirus updates: Texas, Florida and Arizona officials say early reopenings fueled explosion of cases

Please NoteThe Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read.Local officials in states with surging coronavirus cases issued dire warnings Sunday about the spread of infections, blaming outbreaks in… [Read more]

Patient contracts rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida
Miami | Florida

Patient contracts rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida

July 5, 2020 | 11:56am A patient in Florida has contracted a rare, brain-eating amoeba, according to health officials. The Florida Department of Health said Friday that a case of the often-fatal amoeba called Naegleria fowleri was detected in Hillsborough County. The parasite is found naturally in freshwater and can be life-threatening when it enters… [Read more]

Rare brain-eating amoeba infection confirmed in Florida, health officials say
Miami | Florida

Rare brain-eating amoeba infection confirmed in Florida, health officials say

A person in Florida has been infected with a rare and usually deadly brain-eating amoeba, according to health officials.The Florida Department of Health announced Friday that one patient in Hillsborough County has been infected with Naegleria fowleri, a water-borne,microscopic single-celled amoeba that attacks the brain.”Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the… [Read more]

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Confirmed in Florida
Miami | Florida

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Confirmed in Florida

Health officials in Florida have sounded the alarm over the discovery of a rare, brain-eating amoeba in the county that encompasses Tampa and several other cities. The Florida Department of Health announced the news Friday that a person in Hillsborough County had suffered a confirmed infection of naegleria fowleri, a single-celled living amoeba that can… [Read more]