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Child dies of amoeba infection in Minn.

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(KTTC) -- A child dies of a suspected amoeba infection after swimming in Washington County.

The Minnesota Department of Health suspects Lily Lake in Stillwater may have been the source of the infection.

Health officials say the elementary school-aged child died of a rare form of meningitis caused by an amoeba associated with warm freshwater.

The amoeba causes severe brain infection and is nearly always fatal.

Lily Lake is closed to swimming until further notice.

 

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