Brain-eating amoeba kills teen

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A teenager from Minnesota has died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba.

14-year-old Hunter Boutain was exposed to the rare infection Tuesday while swimming in a freshwater lake.

The amoeba enters the brain when lake water is inhaled through the nose.

Hunter is only the third person north of Missouri to die from the amoeba; most cases have been in the southern states.

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