Occurrence and distribution of Naegleria species from thermal spring environments in Taiwan (pages 1–7)
P.-M. Kao, M.-C. Tung, B.-M. Hsu, C.-J. Hsueh, Y.-C. Chiu, N.-H. Chen, S.-M. Shen and Y.-L. Huang
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/lam.12006
Significance and Impact of Study: In this study, we examined the presence of living Naegleria spp. in thermal spring waters in south-eastern Taiwan. Naegleria spp. was isolated and culture-confirmed from thermal spring water. Naegleria fowleri was not found in all water samples, and Naegleria australiensis was the most common Naegleria genotype.