Meningitis | Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention & Treatment

6- Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM):

PAM is a rare, highly fatal condition that occurs when the (Naegleria fowleri) organism enters the brain and the fluid around it.

People may contract this infection after swimming in contaminated water of lakes, rivers, hot springs, and minimally-chlorinated swimming pools.

The organism enters through the nose and passes to the brain tissues causing severe inflammation, which is almost always fatal.