Residents Respond to Amoeba Threat

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Aug 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

STILLWATER, MN (KNSI) – Is it safe to go in the water? That question remains for some Minnesotans after a rare amoeba infection took the life of a nine year-old boy who swam in Lily Lake in Stillwater last week.

The amoeba enters the body through the nose during swimming, and causes a severe brain infection. Locals are still wondering about the safety of the water health of those who recently swam in those nearby waters.

"He's been swimming here and have I noticed anything in his health? I haven't. Should he be swimming in the public lakes, I don't know," a Stillwater mother said.

Meanwhile, other residents expressed concern about the lakes in general and said they feel very lucky to be healthy.

Lily Lake has now been closed to the public.

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