Infection likely claims Missouri swimmer

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the patient died due to amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and usually fatal infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba.

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State News

July 19, 2022 - 3:37 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri resident who was infected with a rare brain-eating amoeba that likely happened after swimming in a southwestern Iowa lake has died, health officials said Friday.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the patient died due to primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and usually fatal infection caused by the naegleria fowleri ameba.

The death was first reported by the Des Moines Register.

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