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A 32-year-old male asked:

Since chlorine kills naegleria fowleri why does tap water cause infection from the faucet?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Doesn't happen: This exceedingly rare infection almost never occurs from tap water. When that happens on rare occasions, in can be assumed there was a failure in chlorination.
Last updated Dec 11, 2021
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