A Nebraska child has died after becoming infected with the “brain-eating” amoeba Naegleria fowleri, health officials confirmed.
The child – whose name or age has not been released – most likely became infected while swimming in the Elkhorn River. The child began showing symptoms about 5 days after swimming in a shallow area of the river, CNN reported. The child was admitted to the hospital within 48 hours after symptoms emerged and died days laterread AL
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