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惊!美国本月再现“食脑变形虫”致死者

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小编摘要:“食脑变形虫”?听起来天方夜谭,但是,在美国真是上演了这样的悲剧,因为感染了“食脑变形虫”,在本月内,第二位患者,一名九岁的儿童已经因病致死。

 导读:美国这个月出现了第二例因“食脑变形虫”致死的患者。死者为弗吉尼亚州的一名9岁儿童,他在参加了一个钓鱼夏令营之后被感染,8月5日死于脑脊膜炎。这周,健康部门的有关官员已经确定这种致死的变形虫就是病因。很遗憾的是在此之前,已经有一名患者,专家建议,人们应当重视安全游泳。这种变形虫常出现于温暖不流动的水域里,通过鼻腔进去嗅觉系统进而侵入大脑,感染后的症状包括发烧,恶心,脖子僵硬,头疼等症状。

A parasite known as the "brain-eating amoeba" has claimed its second young American victim this month.

Christian Strickland, a 9-year-old from Henrico County in Virginia contracted an infection after visiting a fishing camp in his state. He died of meningitis on August 5.

This week, health department officials confirmed that the deadly amoeba--officially known as "Naegleria fowleri"--was to blame.

"Sadly, we have had a Naegleria infection in Virginia this summer," Dr. Keri Hall of the Virginia Department of Health, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch. "It's important that people be aware of . . . safe swimming messages."

Earlier this month, Courtney Nash succumbed to the brain-eating amoeba after diving off a dock into the St. John's River at her grandmother's house in Florida.

According to her mother Patricia Nash, Courtney decided before her death to become an organ donor. "I didn't get my miracle, but she has performed other miracles," Patricia told local station WESH. "If we can save other people's lives so they don't have to go through what I just went though, this could be a blessing in disguise."

Usually found in warm, stagnant water in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers, the parasite "enters the nasal passages ... and migrates to the olfactory nerves, eventually invading the brain," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It almost always causes meningitis. Symptoms include fever, nausea, stiff neck and a frontal headache.

Thirty-two infections of the parasite were reported in the U.S. between 2001 and 2010, CDC spokeswoman Christine Pearson told The Lookout, adding that infections are almost always deadly. That included two children in Phoenix who are thought to have contracted it through the domestic water supply in 2002.

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2011-08-18 17:51 编辑:颜麦粥
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