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:
Did you know how deadly naegleria fowleri can be? Let us know your thoughts on this unspeakable tragedy.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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