Gov. Enacts Disaster Declaration For Brain-Eating Amoeba In Brazoria County

A disaster declaration is in effect for Brazoria County after a deadly amoeba was found in water samples from Lake Jackson. Gov. Greg Abbott issued the declaration on Sunday. A six-year-old boy recently died after he'd contracted the brain-eating amoeba. A boil-water order is in effect for customers of the Brazosport Water Authority. State and federal environmental agencies are working together on the problem.

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