"Brain-Eating Amoeba" On the Loose, if British Tabloid Is to Be Trusted
The Daily Mail
A little-known killer is making its way through the southern United States, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail: a "brain-eating amoeba" called Naegleria fowleri. Victims so far include one 16-year-old girl from Florida, Courtney Nash, who reportedly died after swimming in the St. John's river in Brevard County. (The New York Daily News confirms the story.)
became delirious after she swam in the river, and contracted amoebic meningoencephalitis. A post-mortem spinal tap showed that the amoeba was present.
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