ABC13 — BISHOP, CA — A 21-year-old woman died from a rare but incredibly lethal parasitic killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Naegleria fowleri is the name of the amoeba which attacked the woman’s brain tissue, eventually sending her into cardiac arrest. Humans are infected when the amoeba enters their bodies through their noses while swimming or diving in warm freshwater. It then migrates its way through the skull to the brain, where it eats away at the brain tissue. You can’t catch it from simply drinking contaminated water, the CDC says; however, the probability of death is virtually 100% if contracted.
Well, we’re all fucked. Might as well throw in the towel now. Just casually enjoying a nice day swimming and BOOM- parasite in your nose to your brain eating all your imagination and you’re done. I might just not go swimming ever again. Thinking of this only brings one idea to mind: