REPORT: Texas girl fighting for her life after contracting brain-eating amoeba during swim [PHOTO]

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A young Texas girl is fighting for her life after she was infected with a deadly brain-eating amoeba following a day spent swimming in a river, according to reports.

Lily Mae Avant, 10, went swimming over Labor Day weekend in the Brazos River near Waco — where doctors believe she contracted the often-fatal Naegleria fowleri amoeba, news station KWTX-TV reported.

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Days after her swim, the Valley Mills Elementary School student started experiencing a fever and a headache, according to the station.

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