(KETV) -- BOSQUE COUNTY, Texas -- A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate.
The 10-year-old girl swam in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco over Labor Day weekend, according to CNN affiliate KWTX-TV.Advertisement
Then, on Sept. 8, the girl "began having a headache, and it was quickly followed by a fever," according to a Facebook page created to support the girl. Her family thought it was a viral infection at first, but after visits to the family doctor and when the girl began having trouble sleeping, the family knew something was wrong.
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