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CDC investigating ‘brain eating amoeba’ at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort

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Published: Sep. 29, 2018 at 6:11 PM CDT
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Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are testing the water at BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort for a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri.

Kelly Craine, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District spokesperson said, “The CDC collected water samples and are currently investigating to find the source. We hope to have results by the end of the week.”

Craine said one person from out of state who visited the park was infected by the amoeba, and the CDC is trying to find the source.

Fabrizio Stabile, 29, died earlier this month after falling ill with Naegleria fowleri.

He had been in the park's wave pool.

The CDC says Naegleria fowleri is often found in warm freshwater.

The Baylor Wakeboarding club team is scheduled to host a tournament next weekend at the surf resort.

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