10-year-old girl dead after the swim: Was infected with brain-eating amoeba

A 10-year-old girl from Texas has died a little over a week after she was infected with a brain-eating amoeba after a swim. The writes, among others, CNN and

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
17 September 2019 Tuesday 16:00
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10-year-old girl dead after the swim: Was infected with brain-eating amoeba

A 10-year-old girl from Texas has died a little over a week after she was infected with a brain-eating amoeba after a swim.

The writes, among others, CNN and CBS.

Lily Mae Avant, 10, swam last weekend in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Waco, Texas.

8. september, she was urgently hospitalized in a hospital in Fort Worth. Here it was discovered that the girl had been hit by the single-celled amoeba Naegleri fowleri, that literally eats away brain tissue.

Amøben is very rare, but penetrates it up through the nose and into the brain, is the life-threatening.

It is only two months ago that a man from North Carolina became infected with the same amoeba.

After having been in critical condition in a little over a week, died the 10-year-old girl on Monday. Her school, Valley Mills Elementary, where Lily Avant was in sixth grade, confirming the death on their Facebook page.

'Lily was a great student, but most importantly of all, Lily is a great person and friend of all, says, among other things from the school.

On the Facebook page #LilyStrong, such as the family, according to CNN have created, it sounds in a lookup:

'Our beautiful little girl is completely healed and in Jesus' arms'.

Updated: 17.09.2019 16:00
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