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Surfer Dies After Contracting Extremely Rare 'Brain-Eating Amoeba'

01 October 2018, 05:10 | Melissa Porter

The 29-year-old man died in New Jersey in September after falling ill with Naegleria fowleri.

Mr Parsons said Mr Stabile had been in the park's wave pool.

Once he returned home to New Jersey, Stabile complained of a severe headache on September 16, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to spread awareness about N. fowleri.

An obituary for Stabile describes him as an "avid outdoorsman" who "loved snowboarding, surfing, and anything to do with friends and family".

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


CDC crews collected water samples, trying to find the source of the contamination.

Naegleria Fowleri is especially unsafe, proving fatal 97 percent of the time according to the CDC.

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

Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism.

The infection is extremely rare, but very deadly. The disease causes "primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), which destroys brain tissue and causes swelling and death", according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Only four people out of 143 known infected individuals in the United States from 1962 to 2017 survived. "Our hearts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the New Jersey surf community during this hard time", park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. said in a statement, per the AP. He said the surf resort is in compliance with the CDC's "guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri".



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