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Toms River, NJ
A 34-year-old male asked:

As i was drinking i accidentally inhaled a little bit of bottled water. what's the chance that i could get the brain eating amoeba from that?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Not top: on my list of things to worry about from bottled water aspiration. I think you'll be alright.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Naegleria fowleri: Between 1962 & 2016 there have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri. in your area. You are pretty safe with this scenario.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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