Identification of Naegleria fowleri in domestic water sources by nested PCR.

@article{MarcianoCabral2003IdentificationON,
  title={Identification of Naegleria fowleri in domestic water sources by nested PCR.},
  author={Francine Marciano-Cabral and R Craig MacLean and Alex Mensah and Laurie LaPat-Polasko},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={5864-9}
}
The free-living amoeboflagellate Naegleria fowleri is the causative agent of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a rapidly fatal disease of the central nervous system. In the United States, the disease is generally acquired while swimming and diving in freshwater lakes and ponds. In addition to swimming, exposure to N. fowleri and the associated disease can occur by total submersion in bathwater or small backyard wading pools. In the present study, swipe samples and residual pipe water… CONTINUE READING
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