Awareness is key! If you or a loved one falls acutely and suddenly ill after swimming in freshwater lakes or ponds, please inform a doctor right away. Mention the specific circumstances and ask them to consider Naegleria fowleri or another pathogenic amoeba! Early identification may just save your loved one’s life!

If you are a patient, family member, or friend of someone who has been affected by amoebic disease, share your story with us! It motivates us to continue our roles in helping current and future patients of any of these diseases.

Support Groups

Please visit some of the amoeba foundation’s that have been set up in memory of their loved ones, or who are currently battling Acanthamoeba Keratitis, found below (in no particular order). If you don’t see your foundation’s website, please reach out, and I’ll happily include it on our list. The more we talk about amoebic diseases, the more we raise general awareness and reduce the number of cases!

Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK)

Balamuthia mandrillaris Balamuthia Amoebic Encephalitis (BAE)

Naegleria fowleri – Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).

About PFLA

Pathogenic free-living amoebae (PFLA) are found mainly in fresh water and soil, so take precautions to prevent infection and know the early warning signs to get treatment quickly.

Learn more about PFLA