Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba
SEATTLE, Wash. - - When a 69-year old Seattle woman had a seizure earlier this year, doctors at Swedish Medical Center thought she may have had a brain tumor. However during surgery, they discovered it was something much more unusual. "The pathologist was able to look at it under a microscope and see the characteristic, actually the amoeba, in the tissue,” said Dr. Charles Cobbs, Swedish Neuroscience Institute.