A 10-Year-Old Girl Has Passed Away After Contracting A Brain-Eating Amoeba In Texas

Fall has just begun, but water temperatures are still incredibly warm here in Texas. Unfortunately, this gives pathogenic organisms more time to potentially infect swimmers. Earlier this month, 10-year-old Lily Avant tragically passed away after contracting a brain-eating amoeba in a river near her home. Here’s everything you need to know:

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