|Brain-eating Amoebas are the latest global warming scare|
The list of all the horrors caused by global warming/climate change seems to be endless. The latest warmist scare is about brain-eating amoebas:
This one may be the scariest of all.
From The Advisory Board Company:
CDC researchers say that the two Louisiana individuals who died last year from a brain-eating primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) contracted the infection after using neti-pots with tap water harboring the bacteria, according to a study in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
The victims’ deaths, the first recorded PAM cases in the U.S., were linked to the presence of Naegleria fowleri in the tap water they used to regularly clear their sinuses with neti pots, the study says. The municipal tap water tested negative for the bacteria, but one victim’s tankless water heater anrd the other’s sink and faucet tested positive for the bacteria.
What are the symptoms of PAM? In the first case, a 28-year-old man developed a severe headache, neck stiffness, back pain, confusion, fever and vomiting and became extremely disoriented. The second victim was a 51-year-old woman who suffered from nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, fever and neck stiffness.
What’s the global warming connection? The CDC believes that as temperatures increase, these bacteria can colonize in household plumbing and tap water. CDC researchers say there has been a shift north in the geographic pattern of where PAM cases are reported, perhaps due to a climate change or localized heat waves.
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It is of cause sad that there have been cases of amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). However, loose talk about climate change/global warming as a cause is just another example of the warmists´ scare propaganda blaming global warming/climate change for almost every conceivable bad thing happening in the world.
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