Of all the scary summertime bogeymen, amoeba might win any contest. After all, what could top “Brain-eating.” It’s much catchier than “Powassan” virus. And much sexier sounding than measles, or whooping cough, two infections you should worry about.
Naegleria fowleri is now back in the news because of the death of a 21 year old Inyo County, California woman. What’s your real risk of getting infected from this amoeba?