August 7, 2016 – Pictures: Girl Dies After Brain Eating Amoeba Attacked Her In South Carolina River..RIP Hannah Collins
A deadly amoeba has been discovered in South Carolina.
The brain-eating Amoeba popularly called Naegleria Fowleri is commonly found in warm fresh water.
If swallowed, it doesn’t cause serious illness however it can be fatal if it swims up the nose into the brain of it’s host.
One of the victims of this deadly amoeba is a young girl from Beaufort, SC, Hannah Collins.
The 11 year old girl was exposed to the Amoeba while swimming on the Edisto River in Charleston, SC on Sunday the 24th of July 2016.
She died this past Friday at an hospital in Charleston.
About 10 cases of the deadly amoeba are reported in the United states every year.
Check out the 3d-microscopic view of Naegleria Fowleri below