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.