Doctor Sopha: The highest number of amoebic meningoencephalitis infections detected in the United States 02:00

Retired Thai Army Medical Colonel Dr. Charenchai Sopha said that with amoebic meningoencephalitis carried by the amoeba Naegleria Fowler, the highest number of infections has been recorded in the United States. It has been reported DEA News.

According to him, in the United States in nine years (from 1995 to 2004) 23 people died from this disease. At the same time, according to the Thai Ministry of Health, 17 infections were detected in the kingdom over 40 years (from 1982 to 2021), 14 of which were fatal.

The rarity of this disease is due to the fact that it only occurs in open natural reservoirs, often when contaminated water enters the nose, Sopha said. At the same time, the water must remain in the nose long enough for the amoeba to penetrate the olfactory nerve.

Noting that human-to-human transmission was completely excluded, the doctor stated that the incubation period of the disease was 3 to 7 days.

December 26 South Korea registered First case of infection by an amoeba of the Negleria Fowler species to enter the human brain. It became clear that the patient stayed in Thailand for 4 months, and then returned to South Korea. He died 11 days after the onset of malaise symptoms (headache, fever, vomiting, slurred speech, and others).

Former Doctor of Biological Sciences Alexander Semenov declarationNo cases of infection with an amoeba of the Negleria Fowler species penetrating the human brain have been detected in Russia.

Source: Gazeta


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