Brain eating amoebas hit Pakistan

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  1. IBSA

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    "Brain eating amoebas" kill 10 in Pakistan


    ISLAMABAD A waterborne parasite commonly known as "brain-eating amoeba" has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

    The amoeba — Naegleria fowleri — lives in warm, unclean water. It can infect the human nervous system, though this occurs rarely. In those cases it is difficult to treat and can lead to death in about a week.

    Musa Khan, in charge of WHO's Disease Early Warning System in Pakistan, said the deaths were reported in the city of Karachi from March to September.

    He said municipal authorities launched a campaign in the area to ensure the supply of clean water to residents. Health officials are carrying out a public awareness campaign to educate and guide people and doctors across Karachi about the disease, he said.

    Other parts of Pakistan have also been alerted but so far no cases have been reported elsewhere, Khan said.

    "There is no need to panic over these deaths," he stressed. "There is a remote chance for the spread of this deadly disease."

    He said people don't usually get the brain-affecting form of the disease by drinking water, but by swimming in dirty water or cleaning their nostrils with contaminated water.

    From the nostrils, the parasite travels to the brain where it destroys tissue. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and headaches.

    The disease has killed people in other countries as well.

    A U.S. man who was teaching his daughter to swim in a southwestern Indiana lake died in September, within weeks after getting the infection, according to his family.

    Waylon Abel, 30, went to a hospital with headache, nausea, vomiting and fever. He was given antibiotics and returned 12 hours later, when he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

    In July, a South Carolina boy also died from this rare brain infection, according to U.S. health officials.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 32 infections were reported in the U.S from 2002 to 2011. Only one person has survived out of 123 known U.S. cases from 1962 to 2011.

    "Brain eating amoebas" kill 10 in Pakistan - CBS News
     
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  3. IBSA

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    Do Pakjabis have a brain for this amoebas to eat?? Will not they to die by hungry-of-brain??

    Because I think Pakjabis just have :bs: inside their heads.
     
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    pakis are already brain-dead by the disease called islamisim and now an islamic amoeba (halal) is eating their dead brains? :D
     
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    I don't want to even hate Pakistan, its wasting time for useless creatures .. thats it.
     
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    Reminds me of the Egyptian Scarab:

    [​IMG]

    This new amoeba could be called Pakistani <insert_noun_here>.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  7. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    When will India be blamed for this biological weapon they released on Pakistan?
     
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  8. Bangalorean

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    Brain eating amoeba in Pakistan will starve to death due to lack of nutrition.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    At first, I too thought of jumping the bandwagon, but then had an afterthought.

    I would be then guilty of Schadenfreude!
     
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  10. Indian_Baba

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    guys well I agree with most of the comments here. but on a serious not if this news is true than we should also be prepared the shit might hit our country as well
     
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    I hope they will recover from this water born disease. The risk of spread of this disease was high because of two consecutive floods.

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    my off topic rant

    I have to agree with you on this. Three days back I saw a program, a debate conducted in ~Lahore University campus on Hizab. I was shocked to see educated lot talking and pretending like religious zombies. The way just one book (self imposed by Pakistanis not the book I mean) has taken all the nation hostage and has compressed their personalities dwarf was just disgusting. It can be a case with any 'ism' if overdone, the way Pakistan has.

    If one can see the deceleration on their passport forms about Ahmadiyyats one will awfully say 'they have taken their 'ism' to unparalleled levels (in a negative sense)'.
     
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    Like one enlightened soul on BRF rightly remarked..the poor amoeba must have gone extinct by now.
     
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    Sad that only civilized people will die. Talibans won't face problems because they don't have habit to take bath or wash their face.
     
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    Chicken and egg type quandary here...

    What was born first... Pakistan or brain eating amoebas? :hmm:
     
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    if tis bio terrorism then why this all has to be done? arent they themselves left on self distruct path? even if they are not monsoon floods killed 455 pakistanis this year and lakhs of hectares of cropland destroyed. why spend so much on something that can turn resident evil into reality
     
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    This amoeba dies in cold water (early 20degree centigrade).

    PS: Everyone should avoid untreated water, don't drink it, don't swallow it, don't rinse your mouth with it. This is a very common microbe found all over the world.
     
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    Now cometh the zombie apocalypse.....

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    I can understand Pakistanis wanting to kill every body and dont mind dieing., its not that complicated if you think about it.

    No Jesus, No Christmas, No television, No cheerleaders, No Nude Women, No car races, No football, No soccer, No gambling, No pork BBQ, No hot dogs, No burgers, No chocolate chip cookies, No lobster, No nachos, No Beer nuts, No Beer !!!!!!!! Rags for clothes and towels for hats. Constant wailing from the guy next-door because he's sick and there are no doctors. Constant wailing from the guy in the tower. On your knees facing east most of the day. More than one wife. You can't shave. Your wives can't shave. You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning camel dung. Your bride is picked by someone else. She smells just like your donkey, and is uglier than your goat. Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better!

    I mean, really, is there a mystery here?
     
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    Brain eating amoebas" kill 10 in Pakistan

    Amoebas eating wrong brains .this will make them terrorist where their teedh will blast into pieces
     
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    For once I agree with you!
     
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    :laugh: :lol: :bounce: :rofl: :DD :truestory:

    Is your account hacked by Blackwater (one of the great forum members here) or what ?
     
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