A Single Swim by Kristina Circelli


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National Advocates for Amoeba Awareness - 2013

Kali Hardig's Story - 2013

Zachary Reyna's Story - 2013


Interview with Hailee's Parents - 2012

Interview about Jack - 2012



Swim Above Water June Newsletter





Community Discusses Future Of Lily Lake After Boy’s Death

The future of Lily Lake is up in the air after a young boy died from a parasitic amoeba. Nine-year-old Jack Ariola Erenberg died earlier this month. His death came two years after Stillwater child, Anne Bahneman, died from contracting a similar amoeba in Lily Lake.

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Stillwater’s Lily Lake Closed for the Season After Boy’s Death!

A 9-year-old Minnesota boy who died Aug. 7 was infected with the amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri, which caused his rare and fatal illness, the CDC has confirmed.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted confirmatory clinical testing for the organism, and reported the results this afternoon to the Minnesota Department of Health.

MDH officials said the cause of the meningitis had been 99 percent certain, but the CDC test results made it 100 percent certain. They said it will never be possible to know for sure where the child was infected, but the timing of the illness and other factors point to Lily Lake in Washington County.
The lake has been closed for the season.

The case was the second in the state in three years. A 7-year-old girl who died of the disease in 2010 also had been swimming in the shallow Stillwater lake.


Good Question: Are Minn. Lakes Getting Warmer?

It’s an amoeba not normally found in Minnesota lakes. It’s more common in the south, where it’s warmer. But it’s blamed by Minnesota health investigators for the death of a 9-year-old boy, who went swimming in a Stillwater lake.
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Father Of Boy Killed By Amoeba Remembers His ‘Twin’

They’ve been in the hearts and prayers of thousands around the Twin Cities and on Thursday, the father of the little boy who died from amoebic meningitis, is sharing memories of his best friend.

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Stillwater Lake Closed After Boy Dies From Amoeba

A Twin Cities lake is closed Wednesday while officials investigate a boy’s death. The Health Department says he likely died from a rare brain infection called amoebic meningitis.

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Health Officials: Lake-Living Amoeba Suspected In Child’s Death

The Health Department is investigating after a suspected amebic infection killed a 9-year-old boy who had gone swimming in warm Washington County lakes.

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