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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New York Woman Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba In Cecil Co.

Maryland health officials say a New York woman died in her home state earlier this month of a rare brain infection contracted while swimming in Cecil County.

The 19-year-old died Sept. 2, according to a statement from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, citing New York officials.. The culprit was the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which occurs naturally in fresh, warm water, typically in southern states. It's contracted when the amoeba forcefully enters up the nose, then travels via the olfactory nerve to the brain.

The release did not say in which body of water the fatal infection was contracted or when.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hillary has been swimming is same creek

Anonymous said...

I think we'd like to know where the disease was contracted.

Anonymous said...

I hope Hillary has this little guy too!

Anonymous said...

I know they are making a guestimate, but it would be nice to know what body of water this occured in.

Something else to keep in mind this is happening a lot, but no money is being spent on this like Ebola and Zika Virus? What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 3:45 PM?