Third Naegleria case reported in Karachi

KARACHI: Third case of Naegleria Fowleri, brain-eating amoeba, was reported in a personal hospital of Karachi on Friday whereas two different individuals have already died from lethal Naegleria within the metropolis up to now.

A 34-year outdated man, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, is beneath therapy in a personal hospital of Karachi and his situation is termed very essential. Shoaib is the resident of Liaqtabad space of Karachi. He was shifted to non-public hospital in essential situation the place he was shifted to ventilator.

Specialists mentioned Naegleria fowleri infects folks when water containing the ameba enters the physique by means of nostril. This usually happens when folks go swimming or diving in heat freshwater locations like lakes and rivers. The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nostril to the mind the place it destroys the mind tissue.

Earlier, a 21-year outdated pupil Anas s/o Aslam resident of Orangi City died as a result of Naegleria fowlerri at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The second case was reported from Kharadar space of Karachi the place a 44-years-old man Rasheed Shah died as a result of brain-eating amoeba.

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