- According to health officials in the US state, a rare case of a brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida.
- Although rare, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba is known to be deadly.
As of the present situation, the world is going through a lot of rollercoaster trips of something like a;
Day by day, humans always take a step to new discoveries. With which some of them have a lot of pros and some do have cons as well.
As we continue to explore the natural cycle of our environment and resources. We also are vulnerable to other health risks. One example is the rampant COVID19 which is still on the go even at this moment.
Confirmed unfamiliar case of brain-destroying amoeba.
Sooner, the time will come when we might take it to the next level.
Are we ready?
Well, whether we are or not, both science and nature are about to kick us up for a new challenge. Unfamiliar case of brain-destroying amoeba was now confirmed in Florida.
According to the Florida Department of Health (DOH)’s statement. A sole person had contracted Naegleria fowleri in Hillsborough County. A county located in the west central part of Florida, United States.
The tiny amoeba with a single cell can cause an infection to the brain and is said to be fatal.
The infections are commonly occurring.
The brain-eating amoeba is usually found in warm freshwater. And the amoeba make its way to the body through the nose.
According to the BBC News. The DOH did not outline where the infection was contracted, or the patient’s condition. And the amoeba do not have the ability to be passed from person to person.
The infections are commonly occurring in Southern US countries and are said to be rare in Florida. Where only a count of only 37 cases have been reported since 1962.
Even so, the number of cases is not enough to justify the security of the Florida residents’ health and safety. As a result, the Florida Department of Health issued a warning to residents of Hillsborough County on July 3, 2020.
The health officials and experts advised the locals.
Stay away from a possible nasal contact with water from taps as well as the other sources.
For the time being, bodies of open water such as;
- hot springs and
Are off-limits to Hillsborough County residents. Especially during the warmer summer months of July, August and September. Where infections are more likely to be alive and that they should pinch their nose when playing in warm water.
If you have been infected with Naegleria fowleri, you are about to experience the symptoms of fever, nausea and vomiting. Aside from these, you are likely to experience a stiff neck and some days of headaches. Most people who acquired the said symptoms die within just a week.
Nonetheless, DOH positively stated that this disease is rare and effective. So prevention tactics can be allowed for a safe and relaxing summer swim season.
Maybe, even in the summer days, it will be still much safer to stay at home for Hillsborough County people. Especially that today when they are not just fighting a rampant uncontrollable virus. They will also have to struggle against an amoeba with a very fatal impact.