Naegleria fowleri: Brain-eating amoeba identified in South Korea

Naegleria fowleri infection was found in a dead Korean national who had just returned from Thailand, according to KDCA.

Naegleria fowleri, or "brain-eating amoeba" reportedly destroys human brains.

The illness, which was originally noted in the United States in 1937, has now been known to cause its first infection in SK.

The amoeba Naegleria fowleri is typically found in warm freshwater ponds, lakes, rivers, canals, and lakes all around the world.

The amoeba is inhaled through the nose and travels to the brain to destroy brain tissue.

Source: Zee News