Dreaded Infection: Yet another naegleria death confirmed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed another case of naegleria meningitis in Karachi.


Our Correspondent July 24, 2012

KARACHI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed another case of naegleria meningitis in Karachi, taking the number of deaths from the parasitic infection this year to five. The WHO’s Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), working in collaboration with the Sindh health department, detected a case of Naegleria fowleri admitted to a Bahadurabad hospital. Sources in the health department told The Express Tribune on Tuesday that a 27-year-old man from Baldia Town was admitted to the hospital on July 11. His cerebrospinal fluid sample tested positive for the waterborne amoeba on July 12 and the patient expired the next day.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2012.

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