Friday, March 19, 2010

Naegleria - Deadly Disease, Destroyer Brain System

Now we have to be careful when we swim in a place of recreation. Because there is the Naegleria. Anyone know not, what is Naegleria. This one disease is not so popular, especially in Indonesia. What else Infectious disease is very rare in the find. But very carefully, if we contract the disease within 1 week it was flying lives. In addition because this disease has not been found the cure, this disease is also spelled out the infection quickly.

Naegleria is a living amoeba in fresh water of hot water. The disease is the cause of this amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. Fowleri derived from the name of the inventor "Dr.'s Fowler". Amoeba is usually available at:

* Lakes, Rivers, and other natural resources
* Source of Earth's hot water
* The swimming pool is poorly maintained
* Land

From the year 1998-2007 reported 33 new infections in the United States. There are currently no reports Naegleria in Indonesia. Although there has been no report we must remain cautious. This amoeba is usually entered through the nose and then attack and destroy brain cells and the sum-sum spine.

In the early stages of Naegleria infection is more similar to bacteria mininghitis. Initial symptoms of headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stiff neck. Then there was a lack of attention to the surroundings, loss of balance, convulsions and hallucinations. After the deaths within 3 - 7 days.

One way to anticipate, so we are not infected Amoeba are:

Avoid activities related to water in the warm body of fresh water, hot water, and thermally-polluted water such as water around power plants.

1. Avoid activities associated with water in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperatures and low water levels.
2. Hold the nose shut or use nose clips when taking part in activities related to the warm water in fresh water bodies such as lakes, rivers, or hot springs.
3. Avoid digging or stirring the sediment while taking part in activities related to the water is shallow, warm freshwater areas.

So be careful when ya friends go swimming in the open. Let us not become the next victim of this disease.


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