Recovering Brain-Eating Amoeba Victim Learns to Enjoy the Water Again

September 8, 2013 5:03 AM

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Recovering Brain-Eating Amoeba Victim Learns to Enjoy the Water Again

A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who is recovering after battling a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba went swimming at a hospital pool on Friday, her rehabilitation physician said.

Kali Hardig was in critical condition after being diagnosed in July with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis -- an almost-always-fatal form of meningitis caused by the parasite Naegleria fowleri. She began to show signs of recovery in August, uttering her first words and taking her first steps since...

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