A Texas teenager died Wednesday evening just days after he was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms. Doctors believe he contracted a brain-eating amoeba.
A brain-eating amoeba, sometimes found in warm fresh bodies of water is believed to have claimed the life of Hudson Adams, a Houston teenager.
Adams just graduated high school and was working as a lifeguard at the Frontier Christian Camp.
The camp director said Hudson started feeling sick over the weekend with flu-like symptoms.
He was transferred to a local hospital on Monday, then flown to Memorial Hermann in the medical center, where he was put on life support.
This is the second case of a brain-eating amoeba in the Houston area in the last year. Last August, 14-year-old Michael Riley contracted a deadly amoeba after jumping into a lake in the Sam Houston National Forest.
Although rare, the brain-eating amoeba is highly fatal.