In my series of short interviews with the experts presenting at the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, I look at the topic of laboratory diagnosis.

Medical Technologist at AdventHealth in Orlando as the person that found the amoeba in Sebastian DeLeon’s CSF, Shiela Black, MHM, BSMT(ASCP) joins me to recount the day in 2016, the call to the physician and some basics on laboratory diagnosis.


Jordan Smelski Foundation


Naegleria fowleri: The Sebastian DeLeon case with Dr. Humberto Liriano

Naegleria fowleri: 4th Annual Amoeba Summit with Dr Jennifer Cope

Summertime Water Safety: Naegleria fowleri

Naegleria: Fort Worth hospital 1st to house miltefosine in 2016, today it’s 21 hospitals

Naegleria fowleri and the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness

Naegleria fowleri: A personal story

Naegleria fowleri: Study on death estimates, treatment success and the northward expansion of infections

Naegleria fowleri: An interview with Dr Jennifer Cope

Miltefosine and the 4th Naegleria fowleri survivor: Talking with Profounda CEO, Todd MacLaughlan