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Boy Dies from ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba Infection Picked Up in Hot Spring

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

This rare infection has a 97% fatality rate

A boy in California died from a rare “brain-eating” amoeba infection after swimming in a hot spring, according to a new report.

In October 2018, the boy swam in a natural freshwater pool in an area known as Hot Ditch, a popular recreational spot in the Eastern Sierra region of California supplied by warm spring water and frequently visited by local residents and tourists alike. Twelve days later, the symptoms set in. After two days of being racked by fever, headaches and vomiting, the boy was brought to an intensive care unit in Southern California, where he experienced respiratory failure.