Ohio teen dies from suspected brain-eating amoeba

July 28, 2016

Lauren Seitz, 18, was previously on a church trip in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is thought to have contracted the amoeba on June 8 when riding in a raft that overturned, The Charlotte Observer reported.


Three days after returning from her trip to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Seitz began to show symptoms of the infection, which can include fever, headache, vomiting, and can progress into seizures and hallucinations.


She died of primary amebic mengioencephalitis caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, CNN reported.



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