Parasitic Diarrhea-Causing Amoeba Kills Human Cells “Like A Piranha”

Researchers have found a  parasitic amoeba that kills human cells in a unique way – by nibbling them. Entamoeba histolytica causes a potentially fatal diarrhea common in the developing world, infecting up to a third of children in some areas. The team were stunned to discover it kills by taking small bites of the cell until it dies – and then losing all interest in eating the remaining corpse.

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