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Sad & Scary — Texas Teen Dead From Rare Brain-Eating Disease He Got From Swimming In A Lake

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This is so sad!

Michael Riley, Jr., a 14-year-old boy from Texas, has died after contracted a very rare brain-eating disease while swimming in a lake earlier this month.

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The teen had gone on a trip to Louisiana with his track team when he hopped into the lake with the rest of his friends. A week later, he was in a medically-induced coma as doctors desperately tried to save his life from the disease.

The disease, which as only affected a handful of people in America over the last five decades, is caused by a bacteria known as Naegleria fowleri, which is found in

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