Naegleria takes another life, death toll reaches 16 in Karachi
KARACHI: On Monday, another man lost his life because of the brain-eating amoeba naegleria fowleri at Karachi’s Jinnah hospital, claiming 16 deaths in Karachi so far.
The deceased was identified as 27-year-old Wakeel Khan from New Karachi. According to details, Khan had been admitted to Jinnah hospital on Sunday with fever and chills. He also had two episodes of fits at the hospital.
Executive Director of JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali said, his blood reports came out positive for naegleria just 20 minutes before his death.