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Family: 12-Year-Old Boy Infected By Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Has ‘Passed’

Family members of a 12-year-old boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say he’s on a ventilator.

08/26/2013

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Florida Boy Amoeba-Free; Still Has Brain Damage

Family members of 12-year-old boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say the organism that was attacking his brain is gone.

08/21/2013

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Florida Boy Fights Rare Infection Caused By Amoeba

Health officials in Florida say a 12-year-old boy is fighting a rare and deadly infection that is attacking his brain.

08/13/2013

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Teen Critical After Suffering Rare Brain Infection Likely Caused By Amoeba

A Brevard County teen was hospitalized after an amoeba is believed to have infected her brain while she was swimming in a local river.

08/12/2011