KARACHI: The Naegleria death toll in Karachi reached 9 as another patient succumbed to the deadly disease.
s fowleri is an amoeba that lives predominately in warm freshwater. Naegleria fowleri is acquired by people when infected water is forcibly aspirated into the nose. This can occur through recreational swimming, diving, or during sports like water skiing. Once acquired, the amoeba travels into the brain, causing primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Brain-Eating Amoeba signs and symptoms may start about 1 day to 1 week after exposure; initially symptoms may include: changes in smell and taste, headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, and vomiting.