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Michael John Riley Jr., 14, died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming with his cross-country team.
Michael John Riley Jr., 14, died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming with his cross-country team.

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A 14-year-old star athlete in Houston died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming at a state park with his cross-country team. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.

Brain-eating amoeba kills star athlete

A 14-year-old star athlete in Houston died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming at a state park with his cross-country team. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.