Young Girl Dies After Contracting Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba | NBC Nightly News

Young Girl Dies After Contracting Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba | NBC Nightly News


EATING AMYEBAAMEBA. CLIMATE CHANGE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING SUCH INCREASE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING SUCH DEADLY ENFECTIONSINFECTIONS. CONTRACTING SUCH DEADLY ENFECTIONSINFECTIONS.>>Reporter: FRIENDS DEADLY ENFECTIONSINFECTIONS.>>Reporter: FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE>>Reporter: FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF AND FAMILY ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF 10-YEAR-OLD. MOURNING THE LOSS OF 10-YEAR-OLD. FOR NEARLY A WEEK 10-YEAR-OLD. FOR NEARLY A WEEK SUPPORTERS OUR EVER FOR NEARLY A WEEK SUPPORTERS OUR EVER OFFER SUPPORTERS OUR EVER OFFER — OFFERED PRAYERS IN OFFER — OFFERED PRAYERS IN CENTRAL TEXAS AFTER — OFFERED PRAYERS IN CENTRAL TEXAS AFTER SHE WENT SWIM INCOME A CENTRAL TEXAS AFTER SHE WENT SWIM INCOME A RIVER. SHE WENT SWIM INCOME A RIVER. SHE CONTRACTED A RARE RIVER. SHE CONTRACTED A RARE BRAIN EATING AMEBA. SHE CONTRACTED A RARE BRAIN EATING AMEBA. AT THIS VIGIL HER BRAIN EATING AMEBA. AT THIS VIGIL HER FATHER IS DEVASTATED. AT THIS VIGIL HER FATHER IS DEVASTATED.>>IT’S HARD, FATHER IS DEVASTATED.>>IT’S HARD, ESPECIALLY HARD BEING>>IT’S HARD, ESPECIALLY HARD BEING THE ONE THAT’S ESPECIALLY HARD BEING THE ONE THAT’S SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE ONE THAT’S SUPPOSED TO HOLD EVERYBODY UP. SUPPOSED TO HOLD EVERYBODY UP.>>Reporter: IT’S A EVERYBODY UP.>>Reporter: IT’S A HEART WRENCHING>>Reporter: IT’S A HEART WRENCHING STRUGGLE JEREMY AND HEART WRENCHING STRUGGLE JEREMY AND JULIE LEWIS KNOW ALL STRUGGLE JEREMY AND JULIE LEWIS KNOW ALL TOO WELL. JULIE LEWIS KNOW ALL TOO WELL. THEIR SON KYLE DIED IN TOO WELL. THEIR SON KYLE DIED IN 2010 FROM THE SAME THEIR SON KYLE DIED IN 2010 FROM THE SAME INFECTION. 2010 FROM THE SAME INFECTION.>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO INFECTION.>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT YOUR KIDS IN>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT YOUR KIDS IN WATER, YOU HAVE GOT TO PUT YOUR KIDS IN WATER, YOU HAVE GOT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS OUT WATER, YOU HAVE GOT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS OUT THERE, AND THAT IT’S A KNOW THAT THIS IS OUT THERE, AND THAT IT’S A POSSIBILITY. THERE, AND THAT IT’S A POSSIBILITY. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU, POSSIBILITY. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU, IT HAPPENED TO US. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU, IT HAPPENED TO US.>>Reporter: THE AMEBA IT HAPPENED TO US.>>Reporter: THE AMEBA IS TYPICALLY FOUND IN>>Reporter: THE AMEBA IS TYPICALLY FOUND IN WARM, FRESH WATER. IS TYPICALLY FOUND IN WARM, FRESH WATER. IT’S NOT INFECTIOUS WARM, FRESH WATER. IT’S NOT INFECTIOUS WHEN THE WATER IS IT’S NOT INFECTIOUS WHEN THE WATER IS SWALLOWED, ONLY WHEN WHEN THE WATER IS SWALLOWED, ONLY WHEN FORCED UP THE NOSE SWALLOWED, ONLY WHEN FORCED UP THE NOSE DURING ACTIVITIES LIKE FORCED UP THE NOSE DURING ACTIVITIES LIKE DIVING AND WATER DURING ACTIVITIES LIKE DIVING AND WATER SKIING. DIVING AND WATER SKIING. WHY IS THIS SO SKIING. WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT TO TREAT? WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT TO TREAT?>>IT RAPIDLY CAUSES A DIFFICULT TO TREAT?>>IT RAPIDLY CAUSES A LOT OF BRAIN DAMAGE,>>IT RAPIDLY CAUSES A LOT OF BRAIN DAMAGE, AND UNLESS IT’S LOT OF BRAIN DAMAGE, AND UNLESS IT’S RECOGNIZED EARLY AND AND UNLESS IT’S RECOGNIZED EARLY AND TREATMENTS ARE BROUGHT RECOGNIZED EARLY AND TREATMENTS ARE BROUGHT ON EARLY, IT CAN BE TREATMENTS ARE BROUGHT ON EARLY, IT CAN BE FATAL VERY RAPIDLY. ON EARLY, IT CAN BE FATAL VERY RAPIDLY.>>Reporter: ACCORDING FATAL VERY RAPIDLY.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE AMEBA>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE AMEBA IS OFTEN DEADLY AND TO THE CDC, THE AMEBA IS OFTEN DEADLY AND MORE THAN A HALF

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61 thoughts on “Young Girl Dies After Contracting Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba | NBC Nightly News

  1. First i open the package of hot dog bobby then gentle stroke the one I'm gonna eat.. Fire roast it an send it to god..🐰

  2. Not much info from these reporters. Water Temp above 90 and then it rises to surface and it came to life because of old chemicals we used to pollute..

  3. The praying didn't save her ? What !! Why would "the big guy upstairs" even do that to her in the first place ? Guess he's just being mysterious again….

  4. It's a shame this little girl lost her life because of negligence. 1) I bet insurance played a big role in not getting her the treatment she needed – in a timely manner. Typical. But on the other hand: 2) If the parents went through this with their son – why in God's name didn't they take precautions?!! Nose plugs – anyone? Condolences to the family…. Regardless, I hope they find peace.

  5. What an informative news station…. doesn't tell you the name of the species of amoeba so that you can educate yourself further into how to protect yourself. Nope just some more fear mongering. Notice also how the story intentionally grips at your heart strings surrounding a child. I bet the cases associated with adults vastly outnumber the number of cases with children.

  6. In my opinion it's far from rare. Seems like every year there's one or two cases of this happening. I can't say for sure but as far as I can remember all of the cases have been young girls.
    Around here they tell us the amoeba live in the muck and after the water warms so much the lakes turn over bringing it to the surface. I stay out of all water except the pool and the shower. So far no sharks or amoeba have gotten me

  7. I see comments about preventative measures and so forth. This is just one of several hazards on our planet. Do what you can, but give the rest to our father.

  8. 145 cases in over a half century, less than 3 per year.
    Well over a million deaths per year in auto accidents worldwide, try and keep things in perspective.

  9. Very strange both died. I would never let my child swim in that water if another child of mine had died from it!😦

  10. they keep telling people to stay out the water where these killing Bacteria is. lakes, rivers, ponds, beaches those water r just nasty n dirty

  11. @0:46
    yes! i got the diagnosis right!
    you gotta do a lumbar puncture and see if there's high eosinophils in the CSF but those results take to long to come back. so you gotta just assume based on history and clinical presentation and start treatment w/amphotericin b; probably put the patient in an frozen-induced coma to slow progression. etc etc

  12. Please stick to pools you fill yourself! With all the factory runoff, raw sewage, and environmental degradation that is going on these days it's a terrible idea for anyone to jump into any large natural body of water. Poor kid, may she rest in peace 🙏😔

  13. Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    We are the scientists in the lab
    Looking through a microscope
    The little glass slides they never lie
    How can this small mind cope?
    I've never seen anything like it before
    This amoeba's got a mind of it's own
    But don't turn your back you stupid science world
    This is reaching for the telephone
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    A one celled creature a one celled thing
    It hardly knows it's alive
    You're better off dead if you only knew
    Your growing life is taking a dive
    I've never seen anything like it before
    This amoeba's got a mind of it's own
    But don't turn your back you stupid science world
    This is reaching for the telephone
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba
    Amoeba amoeba (amoeba, amoeba, amoeba)
    Amoeba amoeba (amoeba, amoeba, amoeba)

  14. I wonder if dirty illegals have brought some of these strange new diseases, viruses, bacteria, etc to the US. It's in a lot of southern lakes and rivers, not too far from the border, where these criminal scum with Third World cleanliness standards have flooded across.

  15. oh my god people. stay indoors. play videp games. watch tv. dont go outside. use amazon. never leave your house. consume consume consume!

  16. Such tragedy for these parents. At the thought of something like this it may be safer to find some mild running rivers and supervise your children in shallow parts. The water is usually cold from running.

  17. About 1/4 of the worlds human population is infected by parasites and the scary part is😐YOU MIGHT NEVER KNOW THAT THAY ARE INSIDE YOU💀

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