Child dies of brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a U.S. river

The Elkhorn River had no one tubing down the river on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. Health officials say a child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in the river. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP) The Elkhorn River had no one tubing down the river on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. Health officials say a child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in the river. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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