New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

The BSR Surf Resort voluntarily closed down its wave pool after a surfer infected with Naegleria fowleri died since visiting the park. CDC is working to determine the source of the amoeba

New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

The agency is testing for Naegleria (nee-GLEHR'-yah) fowleri (FOW'-lur-eye), colloquially known as a "brain-eating amoeba".

A 29-year-old surfer, Fabrizio Stabile, who recently visited a Waco, Texas, resort has died from what is commonly referred to as a "brain-eating amoeba".

"Our hearts and prayers are with his family, friends and the New Jersey surf community during this hard time", owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. told the Waco Tribune.

The surf park where Stabile is suspected to have contracted the infection. He died at a hospital in Atlantic City on September 21.

The CDC states that the brain-eating amoeba is found in warm freshwater, such as lakes, rivers and hot springs.

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A surf park in Waco has closed for testing after a New Jersey man died earlier this month from a rare brain infection caused by an amoeba.

The amoeba infects people when it enters the body through the nose, causing Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis. We are in compliance with the CDC guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri'.

Officials with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention are testing the Waco surf resort's water for Naegleria fowleri.

The surf park voluntarily closed on Friday pending a CDC investigation, reported local media, and is complying with local health departments.

No other sites tested showed contamination, according to the water system. "By the time Fabrizio was diagnosed, it was too late to administer the drug that had previously been provided to three of the only five known survivors in North America". The organizations statistics indicate that since 1962 there have been 143 confirmed cases, of which only four people survived.

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