Absolutely devastating news. A swimmer became ill after swimming at Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County on July 12th and has since passed away.
The cause, according to both The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Cumberland County Department of Public Health, was a brain-eating amoeba that is only fatal if entered into the body up the nose.
The amoeba that killed the swimmer was Naegleria fowleri, which is found in warm water.
Read more here. And BE CAREFUL!
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