The information minister for Sindh, Sharjeel Inam Memon, has urged Karachi’s citizens to take precautions against Naegleria fowleri, also known as the brain-eating amoeba. Even though it is uncommon, freshwater sources can harbor this deadly waterborne amoeba. Memon made this declaration at a local press conference.
Memon emphasized the significance of avoiding unchlorinated swimming pools and suggested that people stay away from activities that might result in water getting in their noses.
Memon also mentioned that a public education campaign about the risks of Naegleria disease is being developed by the provincial health department.
The three deaths in Karachi last month from a fatal brain infection brought on by Naegleria fowleri, also known as the “brain-eating amoeba,” prompted this warning.
The onset of the hot summer months and the deaths caused by naegleria highlight the need for a more aggressive government response. The lack of adequate chlorination in many areas of the city allows the amoeba to flourish.
To eradicate the amoeba and stop the spread of this deadly disease, chlorination is necessary. As the amoeba enters through the nasal cavity and attacks the brain, another method is to use boiled water when cleaning the nose.