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Naegleria infection is caused by a ‘brain eating amoeba’ which is commonly found in fresh water. A swimmer can be infected by it whilst swimming in pools and engaging in other fresh water sports. This amoeba usually travels through the nose and enters the brain where it causes severe damage. The symptoms start to show within 24 hours of contact and the amoeba can take life within 7 days.
There are very few cases registered in Pakistan- Karachi these days and there is no sure stopper for this virus as per information found. Keeping risk in mind, we have stopped swimming activity for 15 days as a precautionary measure for our students.