Three people have died this summer from Naegleria, a rare brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm water. Most people get it from swimming in lakes in the summer. The amoeba is extremely rare and kills just a few people a year. The CDC has an information page about the amoeba here
. People rarely get the amoeba, but those that do usually die.
A 16-year-old Brevard County girl died
from the amoeba after swimming in a branch of the St. Johns River. A Richmond, Virginia boy also died
from the amoeba - the first Virginia case since 1969. Take a look: