Brain-eating amoebas are spreading—and that’s just as bad as it sounds

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Nothing strikes fear and paranoia into the public’s heart like the phrase “brain-eating amoeba.” Those ominous words dominated headlines this weekend as news spread ofa 29-year-old man who contracted the disease and died after visiting a surf park in Waco, Texas.

Fabrizio Stabile began feeling unwell and developed a headache while mowing his lawn days after visiting the park, which is part of what’s so dangerous about this disease: it starts off seeming quite benign. Stabile eventually couldn’t get out of bed or form coherent speech, at which point he was rushed to the hospital. Doctors couldn’t save him. It’s a terrifying story, which is why it’s making headlines, but how scared should you be? Here’s what you need to know.

 

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This article and images were originally posted on [Popular Science] October 15, 2018 at 06:29PM. Credit to the original author and Popular Science | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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