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July 11, 2014 4:04 PM

Johnson County girl dies of rare infection caused by amoeba

A Spring Hill, Kan., girl who loved water sports died Wednesday of a very rare illness caused by a waterborne amoeba that attacks the brain, Kansas state health officials confirmed Friday. Hally “Bug” Nicole Yust, 9, came from a family of water sports enthusiasts. They issued a statement Friday imploring people not to live in fear.

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