Naegleria fowleri

Naegleria fowleri is a waterborne disease and it is known to be the brain eating amoeba which is commonly found in the warm freshwater such as ponds, tanks, lakes and swimming pools. Naegleria fowleri would spread through unsecured water too while it enters the nose and it is very much hazardous for the human life because it is containing the amoeba which enters our nose and goes to our brain and from there it will damage our brain tissues.
For many decades in Pakistan there has not been a single campaign or an action taken by the government for water purification. It is claimed that three million people became victim of the waterborne disease and among them more than 1.2 million were children. Nearly 250,000 children’s death, under the age of five, occurred in Pakistan due to waterborne disease. I appeal to the health authorities to generate more awareness about this disease.
MEHRAJ ALTAF
Turbat, Balochistan

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