Published: Aug 16, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 16, 2013 12:39 PM EDT

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health held a news conference about the risk of brain-eating amoebas. Health officials went over preventative measures Floridians and visitors should take to remain healthy and safe.

This comes as 12-year-old Zachary Reyna from LaBelle fights for his life in a Miami hospital, after contracting the infection.