Michael John Riley Jr, 14-Year-Old Star Athlete, Killed By Brain-Eating Naegleria Fowleri Amoeba

CNN — The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

Michael John Riley Jr. was just days away from starting his freshman year of high school. The Houston teen, who qualified for the Junior Olympics three times in track, was swimming in with his cross-country team on August 13 at Sam Houston State Park.

That’s when Michael encountered the Naegleria fowleri amoeba…

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