Health officials are monitoring the possible source of a rare brain-eating amoeba that killed a New York teen after she swam in a stream that flowed from Pennsylvania to Maryland.
The New York Department of Health confirmed that 19-year-old Kerry Stoutenburgh died from the Naegleria fowleri amoeba -- also known as the "brain-eating amoeba." Officials said she contracted the disease while swimming on vacation in Cecil County, Md. in August.
A GoFund Me page has been created to help the family.
Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Health did not immediately respond to a request for information Thursday morning.