April 19, 2019

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'

01 October 2018, 12:57 | Silvia Roy

A Texas water park has been closed for testing after a past visitor succumbed to the so-called "brain-eating amoeba".

Stabile died the following day. An obituary in The Press of Atlantic City describes Stabile as an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, surfing and snowboarding. Photo: Facebook / BSR Cable Park.

It's unclear if the park remained closed Sunday morning and the CDC did not immediately respond to The Associated Press' call seeking information on whether others who visited could have Naegleria fowleri.

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Naegleria fowleri infections are rare.

But the infection is very rare, and according to the CDC, there have been about 35 cases reported in the the last decade.

CDC is assisting the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District on an investigation into a potential Naegleria fowleri exposure at an aquatic facility.

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The amoeba infects people when it enters the body through the nose, causing Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM (which destroys brain tissue) and is usually fatal. The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals.

You can not get infected from swallowing water contaminated with Naegleria.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly testing BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri. We are in compliance with the CDC guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri'. Water system officials found out about the test results Friday.

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According to the CDC, the fatality rate for the amoeba is over 97 percent. Most infections occur from exposure to contaminated recreational water.

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