What causes eye-eating amoeba?


What causes eye-eating amoeba?


An amoeba is a single-celled living organism that is very small. Most of them are too small to see without a microscope. While many of them are harmless, some can cause illnesses. For example, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba causes a serious disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

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'Eye-eating amoeba' isn't 'caused.' The so-called 'eye-eating amoeba,' named the 'Acanthamoeba,' is the cause of three different diseases. The first...

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Amoeba Facts: Lesson for Kids


Chapter 2 / Lesson 52

Amoebas are some of the smallest organisms, being made of only a single cell. Learn about these microscopic creatures to understand how they move, eat, and reproduce.

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