A Silent Threat in Water Bodies: Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba
Published on Aug 09, 2023 12:23 PM IST
Get ready, because today we are diving into a tiny but deadly living thing - an amoeba, that's found almost everywhere. Have you ever heard of the dangerous brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri? Could it be a danger to humans? Let's find out! This amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is so small you can't see it, but it can be really dangerous. It hangs out in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. Did you know it can get into your body when you are swimming or diving in contaminated water? And here's the scary part - once it gets into your brain, it starts damaging brain tissue. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's usually really serious.
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