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Dangerous Protozoa

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Dangerous Protozoa

Postby F4T32008 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:14 am

do you know about Naegleria fowleri ?
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Postby mehmetbal » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:09 am

opss. what is it?
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Re: Dangerous Protozoa

Postby F4T32008 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:23 am

If I am not wrong, that protozoa can destroy our brain and will result in death
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Postby canalon » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:29 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegleria_fowleri

Quite a good start. But what about it do you want to discuss?
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:06 pm

It was on House :lol:
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Re: Dangerous Protozoa

Postby Ken Ramos » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:01 am

Naegleria fowleri are thermophelic amoebae. They enter through the nasal passage and then infect the CNS of those who may dive into or swim in warm fresh waters, such as shallow lakes, ponds, some streams and rivers and poorly treated swimming pools. They are usually quite prolific when water temps. exceed 80°F. and quite deadly, causing painful death sometimes, within 72 hrs., the infection is usually considered 100% fatal. Out of 300 cases, only five people have been known to survive the infection. Though the chance of exposure to these amoebae is high, the chance of infection is quite low. It is thought that with global temperatures on the rise, that infections may become more common.
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