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Can you get nageleria fowleri from breathing in a raindrop through your nose?
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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In brief: No
Rainwater is filtered in the atmosphere but can contain chemicals.
N. Fowleri is found in fresh water like ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and unchlorinated swimming pools in an amoeboid or temporary flagellate stage. It is not believed to be in ocean water either.

In brief: No
Rainwater is filtered in the atmosphere but can contain chemicals.
N. Fowleri is found in fresh water like ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and unchlorinated swimming pools in an amoeboid or temporary flagellate stage. It is not believed to be in ocean water either.
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