Brain-eating amoeba kills at least 10 in Karachi

Brain-eating amoeba kills at least 10 in Karachi

Karāchi : Pakistan | Oct 09, 2012 at 12:29 AM PDT
Source: The Guardian
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The brain-eating amoeba is often caught through swimming in infected water. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images A brain-eating amoeba has killed at least 10 people in Pakistan 's most populous city since May, a World Health Organization official says. FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian
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