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  • Girl sickened after lake swim: What is a brain-eating amoeba?

    Girl sickened after lake swim: What is a brain-eating amoeba?
    The "brain-eating amoeba" may sound like the gruesome concoction of a comic book writer, but unfortunately, it is all too real.
  • Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

    Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish
    Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb. Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...

    Organs of boy killed by brain-eating amoeba donated, a "journey to save lives," his parents write

    The parents of a 12-year-old South Florida boy who died last week from a rare infection of a brain-eating amoeba have donated his organs, according to a Facebook post put up late last night. "Zachary Cole Reyna began his journey to save lives. Zac donated...

    CDC: 12-year-old girl likely infected with brain-eating amoeba at water park

    CDC: 12-year-old girl likely infected with brain-eating amoeba at water park
    CBS NEWS -- A 12-year-old Arkansas girl likely contracted a "brain-eating" amoeba while she was playing in water park, according to health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) confirmed...

    9-year-old Killed By Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba

    9-year-old Killed By Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba
    STILLWATER, Minn. - Officials suspect a 9-year-old boy who died after swimming in a Minnesota lake was killed by primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Jack Ariola Erenberg died after experiencing flu-like symptoms for two days after swimming in Lily Lake....