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Naelgeria Fowleri: A Waterborne Disease

Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds). It can enter the human body through the nostrils and be potentially life threatening. Naegleria fowleri causes the disease primary amebic … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Affects 300,000 Every Year

Late summer is peak Lyme disease season. During the past two years I have posted a┬áseries of articles on ticks, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne diseases. Lyme and tick-borne diseases have been diagnosed in all 50 states, so even if … Continue reading

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Hantavirus Endangers 10,000 Yosemite Campers

In a recent article I reported that the National Park Service Office of Public Health confirmed that two people had died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and a third and probably fourth case was discovered in individuals who camped at … Continue reading

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Hantavirus Claims Two Yosemite Campers

A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting one of the most popular parts of Yosemite National Park earlier this summer. Park officials are warning past visitors to be aware of flu-like aches and symptoms and … Continue reading

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