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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Death From The Brain Eater

This is simply tragic.

.........‘Brain-eating amoeba’ claims second victim this month


.By Zachary Roth

Senior National Affairs Reporter

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A parasite known as the "brain-eating amoeba" has claimed its second young American victim this month.

Christian Strickland, a 9-year-old from Henrico County in Virginia contracted an infection after visiting a fishing camp in his state. He died of meningitis on August 5.

This week, health department officials confirmed that the deadly amoeba--officially known as "Naegleria fowleri"--was to blame.

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