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August 22, 2013
Fla. boy amoeba-free, but suffered brain damage
The Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla. — Family members of a 12-year-old Florida boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say the organism that was attacking his brain is gone.
Family members said Reyna was infected while knee boarding with friends in a ditch near his family's southwest Florida home on Aug. 3. He is being treated at Miami Children's Hospital.