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  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims 10th life in Sindh

    KARACHI: Provincial health authorities on Thursday confirmed the 10th death of the current year caused by the lethal Naegleria fowleri, also called ‘brain-eating amoeba’, in the province...

    The officials said a 25-year-old man in Karachi’s Malir neighbourhood was the latest victim of Naegleria fowleri that caused primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)...

  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims 12th life in Sindh

    KARACHI: A young resident of the city’s Mauripur neighbourhood became the newest victim of Naegleria fowleri, also known as ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, bringing the death toll of victims to 12 in Sindh so far this year, officials said on Thursday...

    He was the tenth victim of the deadly disease hailing from Karachi...

  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims first life of year in Sindh

    KARACHI: With the advent of monsoon, as was feared earlier, the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, technically called as naegleria fowleri, caused the first death of the year in the city and the province, officials in the Sindh health ministry said on Friday...

    ”Although the danger associated with the lethal disease was feared before the advent of monsoon, the provincial government has not released funds and resources required for efficient...

  • Another man falls prey to brain-eating amoeba in Karachi

    Karachi: The city witnessed its eight victim of the deadly 'brain-eating' amoeba as a 56-year-old man became the latest to succumb to Naegleria fowleri, DawnNews reported Thursday...

    The Naegleria floweri germ, popularly known as brain eating amoeba, survives on bacteria in warm waters...

  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba kills sixth victim in Karachi

    KARACHI: A young resident of Orangi Town on Saturday became the sixth victim of the deadly Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, this year in Sindh, officials said...

    Mohammad Muallim, 22, who had been under treatment at the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for the past two days, was the fifth patient to have died from the disease in May, the officials added...

  • Alarm as ‘brain-eating amoeba’ kills two more in Karachi

    KARACHI: Two more deaths caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, have been reported from a private hospital in Clifton during the past 15 days, bringing the total number of deaths caused by Naegleria to three this year, said provincial health authorities and hospital sources on Friday...

    “A private hospital has confirmed the death of one person, a man named Farooq, while the other death of a woman is...

  • Karachi reports first death due to ‘brain-eating’ amoeba

    KARACHI: As it was feared with the advent of the current sizzling summer, the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, technically called Naegleria fowleri, claimed its first victim of the year in Sindh, officials in the provincial health ministry said on Tuesday...

    Officials said a 40-year-old man, identified as Pervez Ahmed, died of the deadly disease at a hospital...

  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims life of Karachi schoolgirl

    KARACHI: The ‘brain-eating’ amoeba — technically called naegleria fowleri — has claimed the life of a teenage schoolgirl, making her the second victim who died in a short span of one month, health officials confirmed on Monday...

    “She is the second victim of the germ this year in Sindh and both cases are reported in the provincial capital,” said a senior official in the health department...

  • Drugs found to tackle deadly ‘brain-eating’ amoeba

    KARACHI: After conducting a series of research projects for five years, doctors at the Aga Khan University (AKU) have found a diverse group of drugs effective against Naegleria fowleri (N...

    fowleri is that the drug does not reach the brain easily to kill the residing pathogen...

  • Brain-eating amoeba claims life in Lahore

    LAHORE: After causing havoc across Karachi, the brain-eating amoeba (Naegleria) now reaches Lahore as a death by the deadly disease was officially confirmed here on Friday...

    Admitted on Oct 20, Abbas died of the disease on Oct 28 in the Intensive Care Unit of the Services Hospital...

  • ‘Brain-eating amoeba’ kills girl in first case of year

    KARACHI: Provincial health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the first case of Naegleria fowleri, also known as ‘brain-eating amoeba’, of the current year and the subsequent death caused by it in the city...

    The officials said a girl in her teens was the latest victim of the brain-eating amoeba, the primary cause of amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in its victims...

  • Year’s 7th victim of ‘brain-eating’ amoeba dies

    KARACHI: A 33-year-old man from Hub town in Balochistan died of Naegleria fowleri germ, commonly known as the ‘brain-eating amoeba’, at the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) after having remained under treatment for three days, bringing this year’s toll from the deadly disease to seven, officials said on Sunday...

    Experts say just two out of hundreds of cases of the disease in its history have survived in the world...

  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba kills young man

    KARACHI: As feared with the advent of the sizzling summer, Naegleria fowleri, better known as ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, caused this year’s first death in the province, said officials of the Sindh health ministry on Friday...

    They said 23-year-old Asim Hasan died at the surgical intensive care unit of a private hospital in Karachi where he had been brought on Wednesday with loss of consciousness and fever...

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