1) Introduction: –
What is acanthamoeba?
This is one of the enemies that threaten your human body country. This enemy is a genus of amoebae (single-lived microorganisms). It is one of the protozoa organisms.
So, Where do this enemy live to avoid it?
Actually, you can’t avoid it because it found everywhere and you live with it because it is found in soil, dust, air and all water sources such as fresh water (as lakes, rivers, and hot springs) and brackish water (as sea water and marsh) also it is found in swimming pools, drinking water systems, air conditioning systems, ventilation systems and anywhere you imagine.
OOH! MY GOD, Now I know that I can’t avoid it. So, How dangerous is it?
It can attack 2 areas of your body or attack your entire body. It can infect or attack your camera (eyes), by which your president (The BRAIN) see the universe outside your human body country. This type of attacking (i.e. infection) called Acanthamoeba keratitis. It can affect or attack your president itself (THE BRAIN) and its communication device (The spinal cord) leading to a type of infection called Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis. Finally, if it spreads throughout the entire body, it leads to a type of attacking (infection) called disseminated infection.
You told me that it can cause:
- Acanthamoeba keratitis: – which is eye’s cornea inflammation (attacks the lens of your camera) and may cause blindness.
- Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis: – which is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord which means it can kill the president of your country and damage his communication device (i.e. the spinal cord) which means the country will be destroyed.
- Disseminated infection: – which looks like an invasion attacks the entire country.
You can say “This means that it is dangerous and can kill me and can attack me at any moment and you told me that this enemy lives everywhere… this is scary”.
No, don’t worry. It is rare to attack you because it is a weak enemy and if your defense system (i.e. immunity system) is strong, then it can kill it easily even if it invades your human body country.
Ooh!, that is good news.