Naegleria Fowleri is the name of the organism that can do damage to the brain if it is sniffed in accidentally through the nose. It has a high mortality rate meaning only 3% SURVIVE.
Showering today and water went up my nose and now I am afraid of getting this disease.
I live in the UK but I live in an area where we have a swamp less than a minute away plus there is something wrong with our drainage system as we get drain flies when the weather gets warm (over 25 degrees Celsius). I am trying to calm myself down but I am getting so incredibly scared as everywhere I am reading it says this organism thrives at warm temps and normally is found after a heat wave and has now been found in water faucets because it is working it's way into water systems mainly when there is something wrong with the drainage.
I am so freaked out I would not be if it was winter or if our drain system was good to the point we didn't have drain flies but all of the above apply to me plus having a swamp plus having recently had a heat wave.
I am trying to tell myself it wouldn't happen to me as there have only been three known cases in the UK as it mostly happens in the US and Pakistan; the last reported in the 70s that is in the UK but my mind keeps telling me that anything could happen.
I am really terrified at this moment.