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Brain Eating amoeba
What preppers need to know about Naegleria Fowleri

Naegleria Fowleri: the Brain Eating Amoeba!
Warning: there's a real zombie virus lurking in ordinary
tapwater and natural waters waiting to return from the dead!
Not much will stop the zombie microbe other than prepper
common sense and maybe a Big Berkey Water filter.

No worries! Knowledge weighs nothing and you're a prepper
with a great source of information on the brain eating amoeba
(this article) and gear to help you avoid a personal zombie
apocalypse. Below is everything you need to know about
"
Naegleria Fowleri" ~ the brain-munching organism that really
exists and you can learn to avoid.

How to Stop the Brain Eating Amoeba!
The zombie outbreak response team has a real problem on its
hands, or rather its brains! The shocking and deadly brain eating
amoeba, or Naegleria Fowleri, is a lethal bacterium that loves to
get swimmers, but preppers and homesteaders are also at risk.

A
Texas girl contracted the brain-eating amoeba and died
recently. You can avoid becoming the next victim of the zombie
amoeba, which gets into warm waters, swims up your nose, and
travels to your brain for a meal. You can't see the little zombie
with your bare eyes, but it's real and you can fight the
microorganism that causes a deadly brain infection and here's
how...

How to stop the brain eating Amoeba:

#1: Get a water filter.
About that water filter... First, you can't get infected from
inhaling water contaminated with Naegleria fowleri, so why would
you need a water filter? It's because you can become sick when
water goes up your nose and some of devices preppers use end
up in their nose! For these reasons beware:

  • Beware of nasal rinsing using Neti Pots*! You may have
    seen on television Navage ~ the nasal rinsing relief of using
    a device similar to a Neti pot. Do not use a Neti Pot or any
    kind of nasal relief using plain warm water. Tap water can
    contain infectious material, including dangerous protozoa
    which can migrate to the brain and cause serious infection
    and even death. Ordinary tapwater contains small amount of
    bacteria, protozoa and other microorganisms, including
    amoebas! Make sure to use only a dedicated saline nasal
    rinse. Do not use tap water or any other unsterilized liquid.
    The amoeba can survive in tap water and if you flood your
    nasal passages the amoeba can live inside and eventually
    cause serious infections. If you're going to use a Neti Pot,
    filter the water and then boil it or use only distilled water.

  • Use filtered water for your essential oil diffuser. Preppers
    love diffusing essential oils. If you diffuse essential oils, be
    sure that you use only properly filtered water or distilled
    water to avoid getting the any vapors into your nose.

  • Fill a warm steam vaporizer with filtered water, too.
    Warm mist relief may feel good when you're coughing and
    congested, but imagine if that little zombie amoeba gets
    into your vaporizer. You'll sleep easier at night if you use
    your Big Berkey Water filter.


#3: Be on the zombie lookout June - September.
While "Naegleria Fowleri" is a single-celled organism that lives in
warm freshwater lakes and rivers, hot springs and soil, you'll only
need to worry about the zombie amoeba June through September.
Infections occur primarily in these warm months ~ a time when
the amoeba thrives in warm in ponds and lakes and people stir up
the sediment where it lives.

Come June the news headlines start:




Where you'll find this deadly bacterium:
Waters throughout the world, including ponds, lakes, rivers, hot
springs and other warm water runoff. Incredibly, you can also find
it in pools not treated with chlorine.Most often in found in the
Southern United States, Naegleria fowleri first was discovered in
Australia. In the U.S. you'll find Naegleria Fowleri most frequently
in Florida and Texas.

  • Hot spots in the United States, include: Arkansas,
    California, Florida and Texas.

  • Hot spots worldwide, include: Australia, Costa Rica,

  • You'll find Naegleria Fowleri hiding in:
  • aquariums
  • dust (yes, indoor dust!)
  • hot springs
  • lakes
  • mud puddles
  • ponds
  • rivers (particularly slow flowing rivers)
  • rock pits
  • run off from power plants
  • soil
  • untreated municipal water sources
  • untreated pools and spas (though it can't live in salt
    waters)
  • well water

#4: Know this "zombie amoeba" loves boys.
This odd but real brain-eating ameoba, which was first discovered
in 1965, seems to favor boys. While people of all ages encounter
Naegleria fowleri routinely, only some of us become infected.
There's not been a study as to why, but the Zombie Amoeba most
often affects teenage boys.

Naegleria Fowleri affects male children around the age of 13:




#5: Skip warm freshwater swimming.
The pathway of the zombie amoeba is through the nose from
water sports, mostly swimming. There's an associated risk with
water-skiing, Jet-skiing as well as swimming and diving.

Don't take this information lightly. Waters tainted with Naegleria
Fowleri will kill. In fact, 97% of people who get this "zombie
amoeba" will die.

The primary place where people fall ill is in warm natural waters.
Be aware that the zombie amoeba loves warm ponds, lakes,
rivers, and hot springs.

Things you can do while warm water swimming:

  • Use a nose-plug or swim mask to help prevent the unwanted
    little zombie from swimming up your nasal cavity to eat your
    brains.

  • Skip the diving and jumping.

  • Keep your head above water or hold your nose!

#6: Know the symptoms.
Finally know the symptoms so that you can get immediate care.
People die 1-18 days after symptoms appear, but those who've
survived sought immediate care.

The amoeba enters the nose of its victim by means of water
(bathing or swimming), usually through a disturbance in the
sediment of ponds and lakes, and heads to the brain. A severe
meningitis or uncontrolled inflammation of the brain ensues.

Symptoms of a Naegleria fowleri include:
  • altered mental status
  • coma
  • fever
  • frontal headaches
  • hallucinations
  • nausea
  • seizures
  • stiff neck
  • vomiting.

Thankfully, however, it's not possible to catch Naegleria Fowleri
from another person. Incubation of the zombie eating virus is two
to 15 days of exposure. Unfortunately death is much faster
occurring between the third and seventh day of exposure. The
unfortunate news is that there have been under ten survivors.

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