There is NO CURE....
It is 95% FATAL.
NAEGLERIA FOWLERI is a killer that strikes swiftly, silently, with symptoms that are associated with nothing more problematic than a Head Cold....
The Center for Disease Control has known about this deadly strain of Amoeba since 1966, yet, has found NO REASON to attempt to educate the public nor eradicate the disease.
The first death in America occurred in 1937, but was not identified until 1968, when a physician began searching for answers as to just WHAT he was dealing with.
In 1970, 12 adults died as a direct result from a swim in the same Virgina river that recently claimed the life of a small boy.
This month, youngsters Christian Strickland, 9, of Henrico County, Virginia and Courtney Nash of Florida went swimming in stagnant waters and contracted that for which there is no cure.
Naegleria Fowleri enters through the NOSE, Mouth and Ears, quickly invading the Central Nervous System through the mucous membranes.
The organism begins to SUCK the victims BRAIN MATERIAL into itself via a special tubal apparatus that extends from the cell surface...
Symptoms begin in within 2 weeks of exposure, and include Fever, Runny Nose, Headaches, Cramps, Nausea, Vomiting, tingling in Fingertips and Toes, and trouble swallowing.
Changes in TASTE and SMELL, stiff necks, confusion, irritability also have been associated with the disease.
"PAM", Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis is the usual cause of death in most victims, as well as Acute Meningoencephalitides.
111 people have died in America since the disease was identified, and there have been THOUSANDS of deaths attributed to this silent killer since 1968....
The Center for Disease Control has sat on their hands and done NOTHING since the identification of Naegleria Fowleri.
I remember reading about this disease a few years ago, in an article that had the CDC SWEARING to educate the public and WIPE OUT the Naegleria organism, PARTICULARLY in Florida and Virgina, the places where the most recent deaths have occurred.
They did NOTHING.....
So, folks, do yourselves a FAVOR:
Keep yourselves, your friends, your loved ones away from stagnant water.
Particularly when the weather Heats Up, like it has been doing lately and will CONTINUE to do in the near future.
The world is changing.
And this disease will be heard from again...