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Rare brain-eating amoeba infection kills boy

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A Nevada resident, who was younger than 18 years old, passed away due to a rare infection with a brain-eating amoeba, according to the Southern Nevada Health District, which reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that naegleria fowleri was confirmed as the reason for the individual's illness.

According to a Southern Nevada Health District investigation, the deceased person may have encountered the deadly organism on the Arizona side of Lake Mead and then began to experience symptoms about a week later.

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