More climate change fallout

Poor kid. Lots more cases of this stuff now that the water is so much warmer:

(NEWSER) – A 14-year-old Houston boy who contracted a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas state park with his cross-country running teammates died over the weekend, reports the Houston Chronicle. Michael John Riley Jr. died 17 days after he contracted primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) while swimming in a freshwater lake at Huntsville State Park. Michael’s family wrote on Facebook that the three-time junior Olympian “fought a courageous fight over the past week, allowing him to move on to be with the Lord for future heavenly tasks, a beautiful set of wings, and a pair of gold running shoes.”

PAM is caused by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. “They get water up their nose with those organisms in there,” an epidemiologist told the Chronicle. “They start invading the nasal tissues. They basically go all the way to the brain and you get a brain infection.”

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  1. Until the spawn of the Koch brothers die from rogue amoeba infections, nothing will be done about climate change or poisoning of the environment.

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