Monday, May 26, 2014

A Single Swim by Kristina Circelli

An absolute MUST read for everyone!

In an effort to help raise awareness for PAM (Primary Amoebic meningoencephalitis), Kristina has written about the story of her niece and others like her who have contracted this silent killer.

On August 13th, 2011, sixteen-year-old Courtney Nash passed away after contracting Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that lurks in warm waters. This is her story.

A Single Swim follows Courtney's life and death, while taking a closer look into an amoebic infection very few people ever hear about - until it's too late. Tracing as far back as 1960s, Naegleria fowleri and the resulting infection of this parasite have taken more than a dozen lives, with a fatality rate of nearly 100%.

Through an examination of Courtney's case along with stories of other victims across the United States, A Single Swim offers a glimpse into our waters' rare silent killer. From ecology to symptoms, hospital care to awareness, find out what can happen ... after a single swim.
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My Take On It:
Quite simply?  This is a book that everyone who goes in water MUST read.  Like pretty much everyone out there, I had no idea these dangers even existed, let alone that they had been silently killing at will.  Now that I am aware, I will absolutely be making sure that all those around me are also aware, including my physician!    Kristina Circelli has done a phenomenal job of bringing the facts and stats to the forefront, all the while, telling the stories of these poor, unknowing victims. Do yourself a favor, buy it, read it, and tell everyone you know about it.  Help raise awareness! 

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