Brain-eating amoeba

Brain-eating amoeba (Naegleria fowleri)

Jan 27th – Brain-eating amoeba, or Naegleria fowleri to its friends, is a fearsome predator that lurks in warm fresh-water lakes, rivers, and springs. It is not technically an amoeba, but in fact can morph like a sci-fi villain into three different body shapes: as an amoeboid trophozoite, it can stalk bacterial prey; if the …

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