Parasitic Meningitis: What You Need to Know

The parasite enters the body through the nose and is caused by the microscopic ameba (a single-celled living organism) Naegleria fowleri.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - As an Arkansas girl (Kali Hardig) marks one year since she became a rare survivor of parasitic meningitis, we're sharing reminders about the illness that made headlines in 2013.

Click here to see the Centers for Disease Control's page on parasitic meningitis (Naegleria fowleri) so you'll know how to avoid it.

Note: You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water, and the infection cannot spread from one person to another.
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