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Can someone get a parasite from stepping into dirty rain water?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Where are you? Are you barefoot? Is the water being dirtied by animal or human fecal matter? But not generally in the USA.

In brief: Not likely
Where are you? Are you barefoot? Is the water being dirtied by animal or human fecal matter? But not generally in the USA.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Rainwater would not carry a parasite, so, unless it was contaminated with river water or some other standing water, no.

In brief: Probably not
Rainwater would not carry a parasite, so, unless it was contaminated with river water or some other standing water, no.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Unlikely
Hookworms can burrow into the skin on your feet from soil if you are barefoot, but just stepping in rainwater, if you have shoes on, even if your shoes are submerged and your feet soaked is not a likely scenario.

In brief: Unlikely
Hookworms can burrow into the skin on your feet from soil if you are barefoot, but just stepping in rainwater, if you have shoes on, even if your shoes are submerged and your feet soaked is not a likely scenario.
Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Dr. Amit Bhavsar
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