Teen dies of brain-eating amoeba infection

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HOUSTON – A Houston teen battling a rare brain-eating amoeba has died.

14-year-old Michael Riley was fighting for his life at Texas Children’s Hospital for more than a week after coming in contact with a parasite while swimming at Sam Houston State Park.

Michael would have been a freshman at Cypresswood High School.

His family wrote a Facebook post saying that they will remember him by raising awareness about the disease that killed him.

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