9-year-old Kansas girl dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba

July 12, 2014 2:38 AM

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9-year-old Kansas girl dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba

A 9-year-old Kansas girl who loved water sports has died after contracting an extremely rare brain-eating amoeba.

Fox4KC reports Hally Yust died Wednesday after contracting Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba found in fresh water sources such as lakes, rivers and hot springs. Hally was hospitalized after complaining of meningitis-like symptoms.

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