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muddy dog licking nose and getting water up nose
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:37:03 PM »
Hi everyone, today while helping a friend pick up their dog, I had a muddy disgusting dog that my was also at the place where my friend bought the dog jump up and lick my nose. Also, when i was giving my friends dog a bath, she shook, and water went up into my nose. I'm wondering can I catch naegleria fowleri from either of these 2 events? Please respond, I'm freaking out!
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Re: muddy dog licking nose and getting water up nose
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 09:59:33 PM »
Almost zero chance of that happening. I've been freaking out over this all day, pretty sure there hasn't been a single reported case of this all year... I doubt we're both the "first" cases of the year.... :P
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Re: muddy dog licking nose and getting water up nose
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 10:07:48 PM »
So you're saying it's basically impossible to catch it that way?
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Re: muddy dog licking nose and getting water up nose
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 10:13:51 PM »
It's highly unlikely in general, especially if you live in colder climates. There's only been 120ish cases over the past 50 years, a vast majority of which happen to little kids who go swimming in freshwater ponds or lakes.
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