NACCHO President Dr. Swannie Jett will present at the 2015 Amoeba Summit on September 11 from 7:30am to 2:30pm. The event brings together clinicians and specialists to spread awareness about the risks, diagnosis, treatment, and research associated with the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. The “brain-eating amoeba,” though rare, is often deadly. Naelgleria fowleri is commonly found in warm freshwater (e.g. lakes, rivers, and hot springs) and soil. It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose.
The event can be streamed live at http://www.hospitalchurch.org/livestream.
For more resources on Naelgleria fowleri amoeba, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.