Jun 19, 2014

CDC Updates Naegleria Fowleri Website

New website updates include number of infections through 2013 and new treatment guidance

CDC Naegleria Fowleri Website Updates

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Naegleria fowleri website has been updated with new information, including numbers of infections through 2013 and new treatment guidance. The site is intended to be a one-stop shop for information about N. fowleri and primary amebic meningoencephalitis for the general public, as well as public health and medical professionals. Resources include:

  • Frequently asked questions for a public audience (also available in Spanish);
  • Prevention information for both swimming and tapwater;
  • Epidemiologic information, such as where, when and to whom infections have occurred since 1962;
  • Information for public health and medical professionals, including diagnosis, treatment and a photo and video library; and 
  • A publication library with links to key articles on N. fowleri.