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A 24-year-old male asked:

can you get nagleria fowleri from smelling a flower. the flower was dry and had no water on it? just curious.

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Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
No: this amoeba is found in lakes and especially hot springs It is rare and it does enter thru the nose but you need to be swimming or playing in the contaminated water You cannot get it from smelling a dry flower
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: This is not a mode of transmission for Naegleria fowleri.

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