Published On: Sun, Jul 3rd, 2016

Waterpark’s Brain-Eating Amoeba Killed Teen

Eighteen-year-old Lauren Seitz is thought to have become infected by the organism when her raft overturned during a church trip.

Waterpark's Brain-Eating Amoeba Killed Teen  Lauren Seitz COURTESY Seitz family

A teenager was killed by a brain-eating amoeba that had contaminated “murky” water at a popular North Carolina waterpark, officials have said.

Chlorination and filtration systems at the artificial water rapids course, where Olympic kayakers have trained, was found to be inadequate to kill the organism.

Lauren Seitz died last month just over a week after she visited the US National Whitewater Center near Charlotte while on a church group trip.

It is thought the 18-year-old, of Westerville, Ohio, became infected by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba when her raft overturned…

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