Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba found in fresh water that has a 97% fatality rate.  Symptoms of this deadly disease mimic those of meningitis with the exception of a stiff neck.  Medical Laboratory Scientists are trained to diagnose this disease and many others. Thanks to the skill and quick thinking of a Medical Laboratory Scientist, 16-year old Sebastian DeLeon was diagnosed quickly and his life was saved. ...Click here to read more.