WESTON, Fla. (WSVN) – On Friday, the City of Weston said the Health Department confirmed that an individual contracted a rare case of the brain-eating amoeba in water located on a single private property, but have retracted their previous announcement that it is located in Weston.
The Health Department advised they believe that the individual contracted the infection, also known as Naegleria fowleri, after swimming in unsanitary water.
The body of water where the rare amoeba was contracted is not accessible by the public, according to officials.
The victim continues to fight for their life at an area hospital.
Health officials continue to investigate the location and have notified all persons with risk of exposure.
No additional cases have been identified.
The brain-eating amoeba has a 97 percent fatality rate.
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