With coronavirus still spreading all across the world and the cases increasing, a new rare brain-eating amoeba has infected people in Florida.
This amoeba is named as Naegleris Fowleri infection and has affected almost 37 people since 1962 in Florida.
This single-celled microscopic causes a disease named Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM) and it can be a fatal disease. These microscopic creatures can be found in freshwater lakes and can enter through your nose and travel to your brain through your spinal cord. Though this amoeba cannot travel from person to person.
The starting symptoms can be a headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and a stiff nose. Later as this amoeba affects the brain tissues and causes critical conditions like Lack of attention, seizures, confusion, loss of bodily control, and hallucinations.
The DOH advised, “Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the waters since the amoeba enters through nasal passages.”
Further, DOH even asked the people to avoid going for a swim in freshwater sources like ponds, rivers, etc.