This morning, officials at AdventHealth in Florida held a Facebook Live News Briefing to announce the development of a new laboratory test to more quickly detect infections caused by brain-eating amoebas.
On the panel is Dr. Jose Alexander, microbiologist and medical director of the microbiology, virology
department for AdventHealth Central Florida; Dr. Vincent Valente, emergency room physician and Steve and Shelly Smelski, who founded the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness after their 11-year-old son died in 2014.
Watch the news brief below (starts at the 4:40 mark):
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