A member asked:

Can you get naegleria fowleri from wet clothes from the washing machine?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Nope, not possible. Don't worry about it.

Answered Dec 8, 2020


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

\ Not aware of any such cases for this rare infection. It is most often found in warm lakes, rivers, hot springs, warm water discharged from industrial plants, & poorly chlorinated or un-chlorinated pools. “Naegleria fowleri can grow in public & private water tanks and pipes, especially where little or no disinfectant (like chlorine or chloramine) is present.

Answered Jan 26, 2021



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