Sindh’s Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, has issued a warning to the residents of Karachi, urging them to take precautions against Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba. This rare but lethal waterborne amoeba can be found in freshwater sources. Memon emphasized the importance of avoiding swimming in improperly chlorinated pools and advised people to steer clear of activities that could lead to water entering their noses.

Memon also informed the public that the provincial health department is launching an awareness campaign to educate people about the dangers of Naegleria disease. The urgency of this warning stems from three recent deaths in Karachi caused by the fatal brain infection resulting from the amoeba.

As the hot summer weather arrives, Naegleria poses an increasing threat, necessitating stronger measures from the authorities. The amoeba thrives in areas with inadequate chlorination, making proper chlorination essential to eradicate the amoeba and prevent this deadly disease. Taking precautions such as using boiled water for nasal hygiene can also help safeguard against the amoeba’s entry through the nasal cavity, ultimately protecting the brain.

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