Sometimes the news provides us with raw Infocult material, without our having to perform any editorial work. From USA Today:
Girl, 12, battles brain-eating amoeba after lake swim
We don't have to add Gothic hues to this dark tale, nor point out comparisons to horror movies.
Kali Hardig, 12, went swimming in a Little Rock, Ark., lake earlier this month—and, in a nightmare scenario, she's now battling a brain-eating parasite.
Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that gets to the brain through the nose, typically infecting people who go swimming in freshwater, CNN reports. But it's very rare and very deadly.
"Ninety-nine percent of people who get it die," says a health department official with the state...
The world is filled to the quivering brim with Gothic horror, dear readers. Infocult merely observes.
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