You can not be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water.
Fabrizio Stabile's family says the 29-year-old complained of a severe headache on September 16, and by the following day he was incoherent and unable to get out of bed. Those who contract PAM usually die within one to 18 days of showcasing the disease symptoms. "The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue", according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Stabille's cerebrospinal fluid tested positive for the infection, but it was too late to administer the drug, according to the GoFundMe Page.More news: General Electric has lost value equal to Facebook since peak
Infections most typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater, but in "very rare instances", it can also occur in contaminated water from sources such as "inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water". Infections such as the one Stabile had, though rare, happen when the water enters the body through the nose.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise awarness of the dangers posed by Naegleria Fowleri in Stabile's memory.
Stabile's obituary said that he passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, September 21 at the Atlantic City Medical Center.More news: Valencia look to extend Manchester United's poor run
"'Fab, ' as family and friends would call him, was an avid outdoorsman".
The CDC said Monday it is assisting the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and the surf resort, which voluntarily closed following Stabile's death, in testing for Naegleria fowleri.
The infection can not be passed from person to person and typically occurs during the summer months of July, August and September.
Between 1962 and 2017, there have been 143 known infected individuals reported in the United States - 139 have died, and four have survived.More news: US, Canada in last-minute NAFTA deal
'We are in compliance with the CDC guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri'. "Overall, he had a keen love for fishing".