Survey for the presence of Naegleria fowleri Amebae in lake water used to cool reactors at a nuclear power generating plant

@article{Jamerson2008SurveyFT,
  title={Survey for the presence of Naegleria fowleri Amebae in lake water used to cool reactors at a nuclear power generating plant},
  author={Melissa J Jamerson and Kenneth Remmers and Guy A. Cabral and Francine Marciano-Cabral},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={104},
  pages={969-978}
}
Water from Lake Anna in Virginia, a lake that is used to cool reactors at a nuclear power plant and for recreational activities, was assessed for the presence of Naegleria fowleri, an ameba that causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). This survey was undertaken because it has been reported that thermally enriched water fosters the propagation of N. fowleri and, hence, increases the risk of infection to humans. Of 16 sites sampled during the summer of 2007, nine were found to be… CONTINUE READING

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