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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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Brain-Eating Amoeba Discovered At Arkansas Waterpark!

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arkansas water park shuts down after swimmer is diagnosed with deadly brain infection

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, something like this happens.

Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, Arkansas decided to shut down after a young swimmer was diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a rare but deadly infection.

The disease is cause by Naegleria fowleri, an extremely rare amoeba that travels through the nose and directly attacks the brain.

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