Brain-Eating Amoeba Suspected in Minnesota Boy's Death

Jack Ariola Erenberg, 9, may have contracted the infection while swimming in a lake.
3:00 | 08/08/12

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For the second time in two years Lily lake is under investigation for a rare brain eating amoeba. State health officials say a nine year old boy contracted the amoeba and died Tuesday afternoon and they believe the amoeba is what killed him. And at some point they say he swam here in Lily lake a lake shore homeowner told us they were warned by local. Along the lake with -- noticed that is requesting all residents to stay out of really late because of a potential health hazard. Two years ago a seven year old girl died from the same amoeba and health officials determined she got it here at Lily lake. The beach is right next for the accurate in -- if parents told us. They were concerned because their kids went swimming at the beach earlier in the day surprise but -- -- kids are here. Every day. And they swim in the lake but you know it don't -- -- -- apparently all the time. And I'm just confused what's -- state health officials have not yet confirmed that the boy contracted the amoeba aunt Lily lake but given its history. This is the focal point. And after two deaths in two years possibly from this lake a mom with kids who swims here summed up her worry in just two words. -- Oh.

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