THE HUNT FOR THE BRAIN-EATING AMOEBAS OF YELLOWSTONE

THE HUNT FOR THE BRAIN-EATING AMOEBAS OF YELLOWSTONE

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

IT WAS A lovely September day in Yellowstone’s Boiling River, which was not, in fact, boiling. Tourists trundled through the shallow water and dipped in where it was deeper. A herd of elk even waded through unconcerned. And among it all, a team of researchers in waders sampled the water for a brain-eating amoeba that kills 97 percent of the people…

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