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  • Two U.S. Children Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba This Month

    Two U.S. Children Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba This Month

    Two U.S. children in recent weeks appear to have been killed by a dangerous amoeba found in freshwater lakes and ponds. On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina health officials reported the death of a young boy due to a brain infection from Naegleria fowleri, a rare but often deadly disease spread by contaminated water shooting up…