KTVN Channel 2: Inyo County Health Officials Warn Of Brain Eating Amoeba

Inyo County Health Officials Warn Of Brain Eating Amoeba

The Inyo County Health and Human Services says a child from Southern California died over the weekend after being diagnosed with a rare infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). 

The Inyo County Health and Human Services says a child from Southern California died over the weekend after being diagnosed with a rare infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Tests were positive for Naegleria fowleri, a one-celled organism commonly known as brain-eating amoeba.