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Further 10 diagnosed of Naegleria in Karachi  

KARACHI: Further 10 persons were diagnosed of Naegleria in Karachi on Friday, ARY News reports.

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The Health Department of Sindh has put the hospitals on high alert after the persons were diagnosed of the silent killer disease.

The illness slowly attacks the nervous system which results in death within a few weeks. According to the doctors, 97 per cent of the patients are killed by the illness.

The disease is borne due to insufficient amount of chlorine in the water. It should be noted that there is no chlorine present in 40 per cent of the homes in Karachi.

There is no proper treatment available for the disease.

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