Risk of Infection and Symptoms
Brain-Eating Amoeba signs and symptoms may start about 1 day to 1 week after exposure; initially symptoms may include:
- changes in smell and taste,
- stiff neck,
- nausea, and vomiting.
The patient may have confusion, ataxia (wobbliness), and seizures; and rapidly worsen over about 3 to 7 days with death occurring about 7 to 14 days after exposure.