Naegleria fowleri, regularly known as the ‘mind eating’ single adaptable cell, has asserted its first life in Karachi this year. Twenty-three-year-old Aslam, S/O Muhammad Hassan, an inhabitant of Tando AllahYar, who had a past filled with swimming in a lake, passed on at the healing facility while battling the lethal illness. He was conveyed to Liaquat National Hospital in basic condition on Wednesday and was put on a ventilator. The healing facility affirmed that Naegleria fowleri was the reason for his demise. Mehdi said he has sent an authority to the healing center to gather the subtle elements working on it.
In the interim, Director General Health Department Dr. Muhammad Tofique likewise affirmed that it was a Naegleria-related demise. The demise of Aslam is the initially revealed instance of Naegleria fowleri in the area, he said. As per him, the observation group of the wellbeing office has been sent to take subtle elements from the site and take water tests from the lake in Haji Ismail Magsi Goth in Tando Allahyar area. Since there is no treatment of Naegleria fowleri, the main path is to take precaution measure, for example, utilization of chlorinated water and giving wellbeing training to the nationals, he said. A year ago, two lives were guaranteed by the mind eating one-celled critter, while, in 2015, 14 individuals passed on because of Naegleria fowleri as indicated by DG wellbeing.
Naegleria Fowleri Preventive Measures
As indicated by a global water technologist Dr. Ahsan Siddiqui, Naegleria fowleri is a cerebrum eating one-celled critter. It exists in the oblivious state in temperature between 23 to 25 degrees Celsius. In any case, its action increments with rising temperatures. At 39 degree Celsius, its action is the most extreme, he brought up. Water stockpiling tanks that are underground or fiberglass overhead tanks don’t permit water to dissipate. It brings about an expansion in temperature, he said.
As indicated by Siddiqui an ideal approach to staying away from Naegleria fowleri is by utilizing oxidizing operator, which brings about diminishing the measure of oxygen level in water to under 12 milligrams (the sum vital for any living being in water). Also, Sodium pentachlorophenol is the best oxidizing operator for murdering a wide range of microscopic organisms in water for drinking reason, he said. Different alternatives incorporate chlorine gas which is prompted through a chlorinator.
Moreover, the third and the most effortlessly accessible alternative is utilizing sodium hypochlorite usually known as fluid blanch.