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Balamuthia mandrillaris amoeba, computer illustration. This is the reproductive stage of the organism, the trophozoite form. B. mandrillaris, a free-living single-celled organism, is found in water and soil in temperate regions. Infections are rare, but it can cause the disease granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) of the brain, with is almost always fatal.
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