Brain-eating amoeba kills Kansas child

July 13, 2014 9:25 PM

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Brain-eating amoeba kills Kansas child

A nine-year-old Kansas girl is dead from a rare brain-eating amoeba that is found in warm freshwater lakes and rivers, officials say.

Hally Yust of Spring Hill, Kansas, about 30 miles southwest of Kansas City, contracted an infection called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, the Weather Channel and other outlets reported.. The infection develops from the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says i...

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