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A SINGLE SWIM



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Sinopse

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 Courtneys life and death, while taking a closer look into an amoebic infection very few people ever hear about - until its 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 Courtneys 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.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2014
    • Ano:  2015
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000828673385
    • ISBN:  9781310692543

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