FunWhat is the 'brain-eating' amoeba that has a 97%...

What is the 'brain-eating' amoeba that has a 97% mortality rate?

On August 13, California authorities confirmed the death of David Pruitt, a seven-year-old boy who died of contracting the so-called ‘brain-eating’ amoeba . He contracted this amoeba by swimming in a lake days before he was admitted to the hospital for experiencing severe headaches and general malaise.

The ‘brain-eating’ amoeba is a living unicellular microbe that usually lives in fresh water and is almost lethal for the person who, unfortunately, crosses its path.

On July 30, David Pruitt was admitted to the hospital with severe headaches . There, the health workers who treated him had to put him on life support because his brain had swollen. This inflammation worsened in the following days and five days later his death was certified.

Parents and relatives have started an awareness campaign so that the world knows about this terrible disease. “We are helping to raise awareness about this amoeba. This may seem too weird for it to happen to you, but what’s weird is that doctors look for it in the first place. Parents need to know the signs and demand that doctors listen and defend those who may have contracted this amoeba »explained their relatives.

A deadly disease

This type of amoeba is very rare. There are actually many types of amoebas, but only Naegleria Fowleri is the life threatening to humans. The way it enters our body is through the nose, and it goes to the brain to destroy all the tissue in it.

According to experts, this type of ‘brain-eating’ amoeba has a mortality rate of 97% since very few people usually save their lives once they come into contact with the microorganism.

The amoeba is usually in swamps and fresh waters, and to prevent it from entering the brain, it is best to blow your nose well and expel all the water that we think we have ingested with the amoeba.

As expressed in the data available on this particular deadly parasite for humans, from 1962 to 2016, 143 infected were registered in the United States, of which only 4 of them managed to survive.

This deadly parasite also had a presence in Spain a few years ago. In 2018, a pool in Toledo registered a contagion from a girl, who managed to survive the amoeba. The following year, the same pool again registered the presence of the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba and ended up shutting down forever.

Why are the contracts signed in blue?

Today we tell you why contracts are signed in blue, something that is always the case even though there are those who sign it in black.

The most famous missing persons in history

We tell you who the most famous missing people in history are, some of them stories with a great mystery behind them.

What is the 'law of attraction', how does it work and how to activate...

You must have heard of the law of attraction. We are going to talk about her, but not about the one that talks about romantic relationships or couples.

What is the mammal that lives at the highest altitude?

There are extraordinary life forms that survive in more than inhospitable conditions. This mammal is one of those creatures. Guess what it is?

Why do we sleep with our eyes closed?

If you have ever wondered why we sleep with our eyes closed, today we are going to give you the explanation so that you can solve that question.

More

Padeye