Cope said the same is true about the UV light sanitation system at the water park. “If you’re passing turbid water through UV light, the rays cannot inactivate pathogens,” she said. Eighteen year-old Lauren Seitz, of Westerville, Ohio, died June 19, just three weeks after graduating from high school and about a week after returning from a white water rafting trip

on at the National Whitewater Center just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. While the deadly amoeba thrives in warm water environments such as lakes and rivers, infections only occur when water is forced up the nose, allowing the organism to travel up the nasal passages to the brain. That likely occurred when Seitz’s raft overturned ...READ MORE