• Question: what is a brain eating bacteria?

    Asked by BenLangdon to Adrian on 4 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by Nutmeg.
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      Adrian Chu answered on 4 Nov 2016:

      I might have exaggerated it slightly, but it is referring to a bacteria’s ability to cause inflammation in the brain resulting in irreparable long-term damage. To dramatise a bit, one can argue it’s almost like having a bit of your brain eaten away by the bacteria!