'Brain-Eating Amoeba' Panic in South Korea, First Death Reported!
After the first death case of 'Naegleria Fowleri', known as 'brain-eating amoeba' in South Korea, panic gripped the public.
South Korea has announced that a person has died from ''Naegleria Fowleri,'' also known as a "brain-eating amoeba," that lives in stagnant waters such as muddy waters, lakes and swimming pools, and enters the human brain through the nose.
"Negleria fowler infection was confirmed for the first time in a patient with cerebral meningitis who had just returned from abroad," the Korea Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. expressions are used.
It was learned that the patient, who returned to South Korea on December 10 and died on December 21, had been in Thailand for 4 months before showing symptoms such as headache, fever, vomiting and speech disorder.
What Is Naegleria Fowleri?
Also known as the "Brain-Eating Amoeba," Naegleria Fowleri is transmitted from stagnant waters such as muddy waters, lakes and swimming pools. Naegleria fowleri, which causes meningitis called Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), manifests itself with symptoms such as rhinitis, high fever, nausea, headache and eye pain. In most cases, confusion, coma, and death occur within a short time. Since Naegleria fowleri is a heat-loving amoeba, it is known that an increase in cases is expected due to global warming.