Brain-eating amoeba: Naegleria claims another life

An official from the hospital said that he died during treatment the next day


Our Correspondent July 06, 2015

KARACHI: Another person was killed by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria Fowleri, taking the death toll in the province to 10 since April. Owais, a 23-year-old resident of Umerkot district, was initially taken to a public hospital in Hyderabad when he fell sick but was later moved to Ziauddin Hospital in Clifton on July 2 in critical condition. An official from the hospital said that he died during treatment the next day, adding that the medical reports confirmed that naegleria was the cause of death.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2015.

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