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How Brain eating Amoeba entered 10 year Girl while swimming in Texas River?

How Brain eating Amoeba entered 10 year Girl while swimming in Texas River?
How Brain eating Amoeba entered 10 year Girl while swimming in Texas River?
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Washington sources reported that 10 year old girl has died in the hospital, her family said in a statement on Monday, after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river. Meanwhile Lily Mae Avant swam in a river and lake over the Labor Day holiday weekend earlier in September, then suffered a headache and a fever the following weekend.

How Brain eating Amoeba entered 10 year Girl while swimming in Texas River?

Furthermore her health quickly deteriorated, and she was taken to a local hospital, and then transferred to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth and her fight for life attracted support from across the united states and around the world. Reportedly the family said in a statement on Facebook that Lily Mae was "in the arms of Jesus." They said "Words cannot begin to express how overwhelming this past week has been for our family”.



Reportedly "We have been flooded by your love and support and feel incredibly humbled by how many lives have been impacted by our sweet and sassy Lily Mae." Moreover the Texas Department of State health Services told local media that she had primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a brain infection caused by the so-called brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri and the first


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