KMBC: Neurologist Talks Dangers, Prevention of Rare Infection from Brain-Eating Amoebas

July 11, 2022

Health officials said a Missouri patient with a rare, deadly brain infection caused by an amoeba likely contracted it at Lake of Three Fires near Bedford, Iowa.

KMBC spoke with Dr. Coleman Martin, an interventional neurologist at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, about why these infections are so dangerous and steps to keep your family safe in the water.

Watch the story below.

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