Australia Popular Perth swimming hole closed after brain-eating bacteria find

06:30  15 january  2020
06:30  15 january  2020 Source:   watoday.com.au

Popular Perth swimming hole shut after deadly bacteria found

  Popular Perth swimming hole shut after deadly bacteria found The bacteria Naegleria Fowleri was found, which can cause an infection known as Amoebic meningitis.  The condition is rare but can be fatal, with symptoms including severe and persistent headaches, high fever, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and drowsiness, occurring within five days of infection. © West Australia Twitter Serpentine Falls is a popular swimming hole near Perth. Infection occurs when water is forced into the nose at pressure from jumping, falling or diving into the water.

A North Carolina man died from a brain - eating bacteria after going swimming in lake waterpark earlier this month. The technical term for the fatal amoeba is The bacteria grows in warm freshwater, so properly chlorinated pools and saltwater are not at risk. It can only enter the body through the nose

The amoeba got its nickname because it starts to destroy brain tissue once it reaches the brain , after it is forced up Before it enters the body, it happily feasts on the bacteria found in the water. How can I avoid being infected? Most of the infections happened when swimming in warm lakes or rivers.

a large waterfall over a rocky cliff: Serpentine Falls in Perth Hills.© Provided by WAtoday Serpentine Falls in Perth Hills.

A popular Perth swimming spot has been closed until further notice after authorities found deadly brain-eating amoeba in the water.

Routine water tests at Serpentine Falls, in Perth's south-east, revealed naegleria fowleri bacteria, an amoeba that can cause a deadly inflammation of the brain called amoebic meningitis.

The amoeba is found naturally around the world in warm freshwater such as creeks, dams, rivers and hot springs and occasionally it can also be found in poorly maintained swimming pools.

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Where Are Brain - Eating Amoebas Found ? Naegleria loves very warm water. The term " brain - eating amoeba" makes the amoeba sound like a tiny zombie stalking your skull. It makes sense to avoid swimming underwater, diving, water skiing, and jumping in warm, still waters during

If “ brain - eating amoebae” isn't the most terrifying combination of words you’ve ever heard, it will be While most people encounter the amoebae in lakes or rivers, the CDC reports found that between Brain - eating amoebae shouldn't be at the top of your list of concerns while swimming —drowning, for

Drinking the parasite does not cause infection, but if it enters via water up the nose, it can travel to the brain and result in death within a day to two weeks.

Authorities are urging any people who might have been swimming in the area to watch out for symptoms of an infection which can develop up to five days after being in contact with the water.

Symptoms include severe and persistent headaches, high fever, a sore throat, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness, confusion, hallucinations, drowsiness and entering a coma.

People who might have shown any of the symptoms above should seek medical assistance.

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a building material that utilises live microbes. The material can regenerate to form three generations of offspring. This could make the bricks an ideal building material for a settlement on Mars. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently conducted an experiment that sounds almost like a kids' science project: They added colonies of green bacteria to a mix of sand and grocery-store gelatin. The result, it turns out, is a novel building material that's a living, breathing organism.

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