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Rare Amoeba Infection Claims the Life of a 16-year-old Florida Girl

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Friends and family are unable to come to terms with the death of a 16-year-old Florida girl who succumbed to a rare type of amoeba infection, thought to have contracted during a swim in warm fresh water. Courtney Nash, the victim, apparently contracted the infection while swimming in a branch of the St. Johns River. Warning people against swimming in warm fresh water, Courtney's mother said, "If we can save other people's lives and they don't have to go through what I went through, I just think this would be a blessing in disguise." Source: Medindia

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