Here are the details about Naegleria fowleri amoeba, symptoms and ways to get rid of brain eating amoeba.
The first death with the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, also known as the
brain-eating amoeba, has been reported in South Korea. This news has created
anxiety and a fear among the people, so let us know about its risk factors,
symptoms and ways to avoid it.
Is Naegleria fowleri a new virus?
No! Naegleria fowleri is not a virus it is an amoeba that has been present on
earth for a long time, it is a rare amoeba commonly found in lakes and unclean
pools. The first case of brain eater amoeba was reported in America in the 19th
century, The affected person is most likely to die within two weeks.
Brain-eating amoeba symptoms
Usually the patient affected by Naegleria fowleri has a headache that does not
go away, loss of smell and test, fever and vomiting in the early stages. After a
week, the infected patient has a stiff neck, hallucinations, loss of control of
brain-eating amoeba locations
Naegleria fowleri usually lives in open warm water, so here are the places where
Naegleria fowleri amoeba can be found the most
unhygienic water containers
How brain eating amoeba affects
Naegleria fowleri enters through your nose through the nerve cells in your
brain, it affects the brain and divides quickly and within a few days it divides
into thousands of amoebas.
It starts eating your brain cells and tissues, as the brain cells are damaged
the brain swells and fills with pus and becomes infected.
can brain-eating amoeba be cured
As of now there is no working medicine for Naegleria fowleri amoeba, the person
affected by it may die within 2 to 3 weeks, because by the time the doctor
diagnoses it, it is too late , If brain eater amoeba infection is found in his
early stage then some powerful antibiotics can stop it from spreading in the
How to Avoid Naegleria fowleri and Should You Worry About It
You should not strictly worry about this amoeba as it is a rare amoeba and is rarely found in oceans and lakes.
To avoid this, you can take precautions before diving in lakes and ponds, You can cover your face with a water face mask and or hide your nose with a cover.