The Truth About the Brain Eating Amoeba

An amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri is a parasite that can be harmful to humans during one of its three life stages. Kurzgesagt explains exactly how it can eat your brain. It’s pretty gruesome. Our immune system will fight this amoeba, but that battle does more damage to the brain than to the parasite. After this video scares you silly with the description of this deadly infection, they offer some encouraging facts to help you sleep tonight. As if that will help. Read more about the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleriat Kurzgesagt. This video is only nine minutes long; the rest is an ad.  -via Kottke 

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