Karachi: Pakistan: ‘Brain-eating amoeba’ claims another life in Karachi

KARACHI: The Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, has claimed the lifetime of one other affected person in Karachi, as per the Sindh Well being Division, ARY Information reported.
ARY Information is a Pakistnews channel.
As per the well being division, a resident of Bufferzone Karachi within the metropolis died on account of Naegleria. He had been affected by fever and complications for the final three days, stated the spokesperson of the Sindh Well being Division.
That is the third reported loss of life from Naegleria in Karachi’s Central district within the final two weeks.
As per the Sindh well being division, to this point, 11 individuals have misplaced their lives because of the Naegleria fowleri an infection (NFI) throughout the province.
Sindh caretaker minister for well being, Dr Saad Khalid has requested the individuals of Karachi to take preventive measures to keep away from turning into victims of Naegleria fowleri — a uncommon however lethal waterborne amoeba that thrives in freshwater sources, as per ARY Information.
Khalid Niaz urged the general public to chorus from swimming in swimming pools that haven’t been correctly chlorinated. He additional suggested the general public to keep away from actions which will trigger water to enter the nostril.
On October 23, the brain-eating amoeba claimed the lifetime of one other affected person in Karachi.
In keeping with the well being division, 45-year-old Adnan, a resident of New Karachi within the port metropolis died on account of Naegleria.

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