Amoeba kills 14 year old Olympian


This story  of 14 year Micheal Riley freaks me out, will know better to check the pool every time i go swimming if i were you,


According to Associated Press, While 14-year-old Michael Riley's nose was swimming in a lake north of Houston with his cross country team on August 13, an Amoeba entered his nostril.
Michael Riley Jr.’s family says he developed a headache and became disoriented after the swimming. He was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (men-ingo-in-Sephalite-us).


The amoeba entered his nasal passages and made its way into his brain. Riley’s cousin Jennifer Hohman said in a statement that he was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma until tests proved he had lost all brain function and couldn’t breathe without support. The hospital disconnected the ventilator Sunday. Hohman confirmed that he died.

Michael competed in the Junior Olympics three times and was due to start high school this year.
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