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‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims young man’s life in Karachi

September 13, 2019
‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims young man’s life in Karachi

An 18-year-old died after suffering from naeglaria fowleri in Karachi on Friday.

He was a resident of Yousuf Goth in Malir.

The youth was admitted to Jinnah hospital on September 11 after complaints of high fever. He was being treated at the intensive-care unit of the hospital.

Karachi’s first naegleria-related death of 2019 was reported in April.

So far, 13 people have died of the brain-eating amoeba.

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