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Deadly Fresh Water Parasite Responsible for Child's Death Not Found in New Jersey Yet

Deadly Fresh Water Parasite Responsible for Child's Death Not Found in New Jersey Yet
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A brain-eating amoeba that occupies bodies of fresh water is to blame for the death of a 9-year-old girl in Kansas Monday night.

The Johnson County-native Hally Yust fell victim to primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and deadly brain disease caused by the parasite, according to abcnews.go.com.

According to Shon Yust, Hally’s father, she had been exposed to freshwater for two weeks when symptoms began July 6. It started off with a headache followed by nausea until the disease progressed to July 8 when she was described as being “delirious,” and died July 9, abcnews.go.com reports.

Naegleria fowleri is a parasite that breeds in warm bodies of freshwater, making it more common during summer. It gains access to the brain through the nose.

According to nj.com, cases are rare, but more likely to be reported during heat waves when air and water temperatures are warm. Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club said: "We're going to be seeing more and more environmental and health impacts from climate change over the next few years."

 

UPDATE: Recall of Fresh Fruit for Listeria Outbreak includes New Jersey

UPDATE: Recall of Fresh Fruit for Listeria Outbreak includes New Jersey
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has watched over the Wawona Packing Co., food business out of Central California, due to a contamination of their Sweet...

Why Smart Physicians Make Mistakes and How Patients Can Help Avoid Them

Why Smart Physicians Make Mistakes and How Patients Can Help Avoid Them
BY ARMAND LEONE, JR.
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Studies show that 1 out of 20 patients suffer a medical error by their primary care physicians, which translates to 12 million misdiagnoses a year n...

Smoking fathers put unborn child at risk of ADHD

Smoking fathers put unborn child at risk of ADHD
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

According to a new research study, the risk of children having ADHD is heightened when the mothers had smoked while pregnant.

According to WebMD, the study, done...

Newark University Hospital and its Gunshot Cases Take Spotlight when NY Med Premiers June 26 on WABC

Newark University Hospital and its Gunshot Cases Take Spotlight when NY Med Premiers June 26 on WABC
BY WINNIE BONELLI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“Whether it’s a husband, wife, grandparent or oneself a medical crisis will bring most of us to the hospital at some point. So it’s universally signifi...

New Jersey Smoking Age Changing

New Jersey Smoking Age Changing
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey is one of four states that allows the legal purchase of tobacco at age 19. But some state legislators are still dismayed by smoking statistics from the ...

Autism researchers finding possible links

Autism researchers finding possible links
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A study done by researchers at the University of California shows a possible link between exposure to pesticide during pregnancy and the child’s risk of autism....

WATCH: Nothing is Going to Stop NJ 2-Year Old From Walking

WATCH: Nothing is Going to Stop NJ 2-Year Old From Walking
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

When Kayden Kinkle says “I got it,” these days people are inclined to believe him.

Kinkle is 2 years old. The boy from Hackensack was born with a rare birth defect, and ...

Seven of 12 Winners in National Seat Belt Safety Art Contest Are from New Jersey

Seven of 12 Winners in National Seat Belt Safety Art Contest Are from New Jersey
BY JUDY POKRAS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Seven of the 12 students whose artwork will be featured in the 2015 "Be Ready. Be Buckled." Art Contest Calendar come from New Jersey, according to a Federal Motor Car...

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