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Disinfecting the Texas water supply from a brain-eating amoeba could take months, officials say

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Texas officials said that it could take months to disinfect the brain-eating amoeba contaminated water that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy. Gov. Greg Abbott held a news conference Tuesday to address what he c...

A brain-eating amoeba claims the life of a 6-year-old boy in Texas

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A 6-year-old boy in Lake Jackson, Texas, died earlier this month from an infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba that was found in the water of splash fountain the boy had played in earlier. Josiah Christopher McI...