I need help creating a thesis and an outline on The Necessity to Fund Researches on Brain-Eating Amoeba. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The amoeba is mostly found in warm freshwater areas. it is known to survive at temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit, they breed in puddles, warm lakes, household and spa water that has not to be treated. The amoeba gets into the brain by passing through the nose into the brain where 7 days after exposure, the victim begins to experience symptoms (Viegas). They are similar to those of viral meningitis and include. headaches, fever as well as hallucinations blurred vision and others depending on the individual’s physiology. Various treatments have been experimented on with some degree of success. some doctors treat it using powerful antibiotics and blood transfusions. However, while this has been known to work, it is often a gamble between antibiotics and the amoeba, one that they have no way of controlling or manipulating to their advantage. One of the few Doctors in the world researching on the amoeba Dr. Cabral says it is very difficult to get funding since most funding bodies do not consider it a very serious threat (DePompa). Furthermore, pharmaceutical firms are especially reluctant to fund expensive research, which is unlikely to yield returns since its very low demand.
From a business point of view, this might sound logical but taking to account some of the isolated cases and the potential for more infection albeit small, one is forced to question the morality of such reasoning. Take the case of Hally a 9-year-old Kansas girl who died after a case of the amoeba. It is suspected she had been infected after swimming over the Fourth of July weekend with her friends (Yan and Cohen). The amoeba brought to a close a promising life of a girl who according to her obituary was outgoing, friendly and aspired to become a basketball player in the future. The fact that it is not even possible to tell how or when she was infected is worrying.