Second Death this Month Caused by Deadly Parasite

A second child died this month from a deadly parasite that grows in stagnant waters, health officials confirmed Tuesday. Bonnie Strickland, the aunt of 9-year-old Christian Alexander Strickland, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that her nephew died Aug. 5 from amoebic meningoencephalitis, a deadly parasitic infection that attacks the brain and spine, after attending a fishing camp. "The doctor described it to us as such a slight chance that they didn't even think it would be possible,"...Full Story
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