In this news brief, with summertime upon us–hot weather and warming of the waters–I wanted to spend some time looking at the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri.

I look at the parasite and primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)-transmission, occurrence, symptoms and prevention.

I also look at the drug, miltefosine and the US hospitals that keep it on-hand.

Lastly, I introduce the audience to three great amoeba awareness websites.

African swine fever in Asia

Hepatitis A outbreaks reported in half the country

Ebola: Where is the coverage on cable news?

Measles: New numbers released, anti-vaccine rallies in outbreak areas

Infectious disease news brief: Monkeypox in Singapore

Bioterrorism history with Lawrence Roberge, PhD

Earth’s Virology Professor: Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Kidswatch Pro

Medical Laboratory Professionals and Lab Week 2019 with Rodney Rohde, PhD

Polio, Pakistan, the progress and difficulties with WHO spokesperson, Oliver Rosenbauer

Health promotion, disease outbreaks and public health with Glenn Laverack, PhD

Rat hepatitis E infections in Hong Kong