PRO/EDR> Amebic meningoencephalitis, primary – USA (02): (TX) splash pool

Amoeba — United States
The free living amoeba [_Naegleria fowleri_] that contaminated the water supply of a Texas city and killed a 6-year-old boy has been traced back to a splash pad outside the Lake Jackson civic center.
An investigation by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the splash pad storage tank created the conditions that allowed the amoeba to develop. The single-celled organism, which lives in freshwater environments, can cause a rare and fatal infection of the brain called