WHO: 'Brain-eating amoeba' kills 10 in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A Pakistani official with the World Health Organisation (WHO) says a water-borne parasite commonly known as a "brain-eating amoeba" has killed 10 people in the country's largest city, Karachi.
Musa Khan, in charge of WHO's Disease Early Warning System in Pakistan, said on Tuesday that the deaths were reported from March to September.
He says municipal authorities have launched a campaign in Karachi to ensure the supply of clean water to residents.
Symptoms caused by the amoeba include fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and headaches.