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NJ surfer dies of brain-eating amoeba after drop in Texas call pool

A 29-year-old surfer from Atlantic County has died of what’s been described as a “brain-eating amoeba” after a revisit to a call pool of a Central Texas resort.

Fabrizio Stabile, of Ventnor, had been in a pool during BSR Cable Park in Waco before to his genocide during Atlantic City Medical Center on Sept. 21, The Associated Press reported.

Stabile tested certain for Naegleria fowleri — an amoeba that typically occurs in comfortable uninformed H2O — a day before his death, according to a GoFundMe page started by desired ones to emanate a substructure in his memory.


When Stabile returned to New Jersey, a fundraiser’s organizer wrote, he reported a remarkable serious headache while mowing a lawn. 

It usually got worse a subsequent day, and when his mom went to check on him, he could not pierce or pronounce coherently, and he was rushed to an area hospital, where he was treated for symptoms of meningitis, according to a GoFundMe page.

Stabile “had been tested for a crowd of illnesses caused by several germ and viruses, though a formula were entrance behind disastrous or inconclusive,” a GoFundMe page said. 

He finally tested certain for Naegleria fowleri on Thursday, Sept. 20, a day before he died.


Stabile’s family and friends are anticipating to raise recognition of a singular amoeba, that destroys mind hankie and has a deadliness rate of some-more than 97 percent, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“By a time Fabrizio was diagnosed, it was too late to discharge a drug that had formerly been supposing to 3 of a usually 5 famous survivors in North America,” page organizer Stephanie Papastephanou wrote. “Even so, this drug is not simply accessible.”  

BSR Cable Park sealed temporarily Friday while a CDC was conducting tests for a amoeba, a AP reported, and a H2O park’s owners has pronounced he will approve with serve requests.

Stabile’s necrology says he was an “avid outdoorsman” who desired snowboarding and surfing, and his passion for inlet led him to work for a N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, as good as Bass Pro Shops, an outside apparatus emporium in Atlantic City. 

“With good unhappiness and complicated hearts, we weep a detriment of a FAB-ulous associate,” the emporium pronounced on Facebook. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to a whole Stabile family. 

Stabile’s family has asked for donations to Swim Above Water Amoeba Awareness Foundation in his name in lieu of flowers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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