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Naegleria fowleri

Pathogenic Agent Type

Protozoan

Image Description:

Magnified 500X, this 1971 photomicrograph depicted some of the histopathologic changes associated with an infection found in a brain tissue specimen due to the presence of free-living amoebae of the genus, Naegleria. Free-living amoebae belonging to the genera Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, and Naegleria, are important causes of disease in humans and animals. (CDC, 1971)