Texas: Teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

Published September 1, 2015 by godshope1971

A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media.

The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease after he went swimming on Aug. 13 with his track team, his father Mike Riley told KTRK earlier this week. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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