from: Brain-eating Amoebae: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri (Author: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Jennifer R. Cope and Naveed Ahmed Khan ). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 161-172.
The knowledge of the ecology of N. fowleri, its environmental niches, the effect of climate change or thermal pollution, or the role of man-made environments such as recreational waters, on the growth and distribution of amoebae abundance in the environment is critical to our understanding of its biology, as well as to develop preventative measures and create public awareness. To this end, N. fowleri is ubiquitous. It has been isolated from diverse natural environments including soil, water, and air, as well as man-made environments, and human tissues. Here, we summarize the distribution of N. fowleri in various environments read more ...