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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A central Arkansas water park has voluntarily shut down after water tests show fatal parasite.

Willow Springs Water Park, located at 3903 Willow Lake Rd. in Little Rock, has voluntarily shut downafter meeting withthe Arkansas Health Department.

The owner of Willow Springs Water Park told THV 11 News Thursday that the health department has taken samples of its water. Results Friday showed a fatal parasite.

The health department has also taken samples from other unnamed bodies of water in the area.

Thiscomes afterthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday afternoon that there is a case of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, known more commonly as 'parasitic meningitis,' out of Arkansas.

Candice Burns Hoffman with the CDC said there was also a case of this condition reported from Arkansas in 2010.

More reading:

• Parasitic Meningitis case in Arkansas confirmed: http://on.kthv.com/19kPJFd

• 12-year-old stricken with Parasitic Meningitis:http://on.kthv.com/18DMc5e


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