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Fresh Water Could Harbor Scary Amoeba

As temperatures increase, so does the risk of Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm, fresh water. That's why health departments across Florida are reminding people of the danger of contracting the deadly amoeba and the precautions to take.

More details from the Orlando Sentinel.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.