Ark. Girl, 12, Who Battled Brain-Eating Amoeba Goes Swimming in Hospital Pool

A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who is recovering after battling a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba went swimming at a hospital pool on Friday, her rehabilitation physician said.

Kali Hardig was in critical condition after being diagnosed in July with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis -- an almost-always-fatal form of meningitis caused by the parasite Naegleria fowleri. She began to show signs of recovery in August, uttering her first words and taking her first steps since the harrowing diagnosis.

Read More About Kali's Recovery

Kali is thought to have contracted the brain-eating amoeba from a sandy bottomed lake at Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, A