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A 32-year-old male asked:

when i shower some water gets into my nose. can drops of water cause infection from naegleria fowleri?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
So, so, so unlikely: "N.fowleri cannot survive in water that is clean, cool & chlorinated. Free chlorine or chloramines at 0.5mg/L or higher will control N.fowleri, provided that the disinfectant persists through the water supply system.z" REF: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/165/101/naegleria-fowleri-qs-and-as
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not impossible just : Not impossible, just VERY unlikely. Naegleria fowleri is occasionally present in bodies of fresh water - ponds, stream, lakes. Very very uncommon in treated municipal water supply. If you FORCE contaminated water into the back of your nose (from diving into a pond feet first), you may get fatal brain infection from Naegleria - but very very uncommon. Even less common from a simple shower

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