Brain-eating warning issued in Florida because of the case of 12-year-old Kali Hardig from Benton in Arkansas. She is currently fighting for her life and only one from three who surviving from the deadly brain-eating parasite.

Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba and incredibly rare. It is a free-living excavate form of protist typically found in warm bodies of fresh water, such as ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs, as Wikipedia posted on website.

According to the Florida Department of Health (FDoH), the dangerous brain-eating amoeba can cause “a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).”

The early symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection and may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting [but can] include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and hallucinations, said by DoH.

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