United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Stay Connected
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Amoeba kills S.C. lake swimmer, 10

Jul 14, 2010 11:19:00 PM - thestate.com

Liza Hollingsworth was one of those kids. The 10-year-old could play basketball or guitar. She loved animals and loved to draw her own cartoons. She was an honor student at Porter-Gaud. She loved the water.

What happened to her was horrific, as her father says.

She went swimming. Maybe it was Lake Moultrie. Maybe it was a smaller lake near her home. But somewhere she got a noseful of water. A few days later she got a headache. Three days later she died.

A swarm of tiny amoebas had gotten into her central nervous system and caused primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. By the time anybody realized she was sick, she had no chance.

USA, South Carolina: (Latest Stories)