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CDC-supplied drug helps save kids from brain-eating amoeba

from Medscape Medical News

Two children appear to be recovering from a usually deadly infection caused by the "brain-eating amoeba" with the help of an experimental antibiotic supplied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC announced that it is making the antibiotic miltefosine available to treat cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis just a day after news broke that 12-year-old Zachary Reyna of LaBelle, Fla., had beaten his PAM infection after receiving the experimental antibiotic along with other drugs. more


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