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9-year-old dies from brain infection caused by amoeba
FoxNews ^ | August 09, 2012

Posted on 08/09/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by george76

Edited on 08/09/2012 11:55:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

STILLWATER, Minn. Health officials have closed Lily Lake to swimmers until further notice while the Minnesota Department of Health investigates the death of a boy who appears to have died from a rare form of meningitis caused by an amoeba found in warm freshwater.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: Idaho; US: Minnesota; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: amoeba; braininfection; meningitis; microscopicamoeba; naegleria; naegleriafowleri; pam

1 posted on 08/09/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

An 8 year-old boy from Sumter, SC died from the same type of infection after swimming in a part of Lake Marion, SC a few weeks. My family and I live on this lake, and where this young man was swimming is close to my house. I have told my husband under no circumstances will I allow our 3 year-old into the water.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: george76

Horrible thing. Thank goodness it is rare, but not rare enough each year for some families. I’m sad for them.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 12:48:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: MissEdie

I regretted sticking my hand in the waters at Bath, England, after I found out about such critters. I think a guy in Idaho went swimming in a warm spring, and contracted a fatal amoebic brain infection shortly after my UK trip.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 1:03:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: george76

Why I like chlorine and clear water and blue swimming pools.

How terrible for the child’s family. I thought this was a southern state problem.

Here’s crossing off a trip to the reservoir.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: george76

Dreadful. Poor kid. RIP.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 2:54:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: george76

This is sad...we have these “amoeba” deaths in Florida every year

NEVER, ever swim in a fresh-water lake or river...NEVER NEVER, ever let your children swim in a fresh-water lake or river. There is no way to prevent these amoeba...and if you get one...you will die.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 3:51:08 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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