Naegleria fowleri claimed the life of another man at a hospital in Karachi on Monday, confirmed provincial health authorities.
According to sources, Rana Shakeel, a resident of Karachi’s Dalmia, contracted the rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in pool at a farm-house situated in Malir district few days back.
Later, he complained of severe headache and fever and was taken to the hospital in Karachi. Shakeel was under treatment at the hospital where he breathed his last on Monday night.
The total number of deaths in the port city due to Naegleria in the ongoing year has reached four.
With the latest addition, this year’s death toll from the brain-eating amoeba has reached five in the port city so far.