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Things to consider...

*WARM FRESHWATER*

keep  your head OUT 
of any warm water 

use a nose plug or swim mask
-don't allow water to get up the nose-

use distilled or previously boiled water for nasal rinses

Naegleri Fowleri does not survive in properly 
chlorinated water or salt water

Swim Safe and Play Safe...


Naegleria Fowleri is the brain-eating parasite that lives naturally in freshwater including lakes, rivers, ponds, even ditch water and hot springs, recently in a public water system and has been found in neti-pots without distilled or previously boiled water.  It thrives, multiplies and feeds on bacteria and is a life-threatening risk when the water temperature is warm, near 80 degrees and warmer
When water temps drop below 80, this amoeba could still be active and still pose as a risk. 
This amoeba is dangerous if it enters the body through the nose which can occur during water activities such as
 swimming, diving, jumping, skiing, wakeboarding, being submerged, splashing around, 
and nasal rinsing.
The amoeba Naegleria Fowleri travels to the brain and causes the 
fatal brain infection Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis.  
Initial symptoms resemble meningitis or the flu and 
show 1-14 days after contact, but then life is typically lost just 3-5 days after symptoms show.



Lake Granbury, TX
Case study -Naegleria Fowleri 
Aug/Sept 2010
28 of 42 sites NF was detected 
and in 42 of 84 water samples
(sites 16 and 41 were near middle of lake)
Reported Cases 
of PAM as of 2013
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Naegleria Fowleri
~a freshwater amoeba
99% Fatal ~ 100% Preventable


There have been hundreds of cases documented worldwide. The documented number of cases tells us this is a 'rare' disease; however, with misdiagnosed cases due to  lack of information and education and the speed of destruction,
the family and friends of Kyle Cares believes PAM is not as 'rare' as assumed.  

With that 'rare' label people are given the false sense of security 
so Kyle Cares works hard at Keeping It Rare 
with more awareness, prevention, and education so others avoid the 
loss and horrendous pain Naegleria Fowleri causes.
We only want to spread the awareness. We had no idea this danger existed. 
By spreading the amoeba awareness, others will at least 
be armed with the information to protect their loved ones.

~   Swim Safe  and  Spread the Kyle Cares Amoeba Awareness ~
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-->  naegleria fowleri does not survive in properly chlorinated pools or salt water
-->  naegleria fowleri is not harmful if swallowed
-->  infections typically occur between June and September
-->  initial symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting and progress to confusion, loss of balance, seizures, sight sensitivity and hallucinations
-->  there currently is not a rapid detection test
-->  naegleria fowleri has been found in shallow and deep waters as well as sediment
-->  fatality rate is over 99% with only 2 documented survivors in the US

-->  THERE CURRENTLY IS NO GUARANTEED CURE  <--
Naegleria Fowleria is 
99% fatal but 100% preventable

--> DON'T LET FRESHWATER GET UP YOUR NOSE <--

Naegleria Fowleri, the brain-eating parasite:

AN UNSEEN DEADLY DANGER THAT CAN BE AVOIDED

FOR 100% PREVENTION 
Avoid water activities 
in freshwater when the water is warm
and DO NOT ALLOW any freshwater to enter your nose

 TO HELP REDUCE THE RISK 
Keep your head above and out of ANY warm water or use a NOSE PLUG or SWIM MASK 

In Nasal Rinses / Neti-Pots
 use distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water. 
Do not rely on the salt solution as it does not kill the amoeba quick enough to be efficient.

THERE CURRENTLY IS NO GUARANTEED CURE

 99% FATAL 100% PREVENTABLE
CDC Awareness
CDC's Recommendations for areas where NF was found in the Public Water System; however, we feel it has good recommendations for all.