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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 04:23 AM

CDC testing for 'brain-eating amoeba' at BSR Surf Resort near Waco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri, which is commonly referred to as a “brain-eating amoeba,” officials said.

Kelly Craine, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District spokesperson, said the park voluntarily closed Friday pending the investigation. One person from out of state has been infected by the amoeba, and officials are investigating the source, Craine said.

Only four people out of 143 infected in the United States between 1962 and 2017 have survived, according to the CDC.

BSR Cable Park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. said BSR Surf Resort values its guests’ safety and will continue to comply with requests from the CDC and local health department in the investigation of the death of Fabrizio “Fab” Stabile.

Read more: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/business/cdc-testing-for-brain-eating-amoeba-at-bsr-surf-resort/article_bbdf0718-5c64-5566-b240-4c78b785cbc1.html

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