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Outbreak of Naegleria Fowleri in Pakistan

Posted by feww on October 10, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,253 Days Left

[October 10, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,253 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

‘Brain-eating’ amoeba outbreak claims 10 lives in Pakistan

The deadly outbreak has claimed at least 10 lives, including two children, with the latest three deaths occurring last week.

  • “The three people who died in September had not been to a swimming pool. It is a serious cause for concern that people are contracting the infection by using tap water,” Pakistan’s Health Minister told reporters.
  • N. fowleri has an estimated  fatality rate of 98%.
  • N. fowleri deaths have previously been reported in Czechoslovakia, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and the U.S. (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia).


Trophozoite of Naegleria fowleri in CSF, stained with H&E.  Source: CDC


Trophozoite of Naegleria fowleri in CSF, stained with trichrome. Image courtesy of the Texas State Health Department via CDC.

USA:  Meningitis outbreak linked to epidural steroid injections

  • Case Count: 119 [as of October 10, 2012 @ 8:45 AM EDT]
  • States: 10 (1 case reported in NJ)
  • Deaths: 11

Russia: Severe flooding prompted the officials in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan to declare a state of emergency.

  • Mudflows caused by extreme rain events have claimed at least 7 lives and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in the southern Russian city of Derbent, said a report.
  • At least 1,100 people including 280 children have been displaced.

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