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Just asking because I want to go wake boarding this week in a brackish lake just outside Houston, TX this week. I see every where I read that it DOES live in freshwater and does NOT live in saltwater, but what about a mix?

You can catch shrimp, redfish, and a number of other saltwater species in the lake. But I've never caught a freshwater fish in there, though we have seen gators in there. Anyone with knowledge on this kind of stuff care to chime in?
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Re: Serious question... Can N. Fowleri Survive in brackish water?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 03:53:29 PM »
Apparently theres a cure for this in the US. Also the risk are low, very low. There has been one documented case from 2013 in which that person was cured.

On the off chance you do get it, you'll know exactly what it is and what to tell the doctors. 99% of the time people found out too late what it is and doctors had no clue what to look for. So not only are you at a low risk to begin with, out of the 140 or so cases in the last 80 years, you'll probably be the only one who knew exactly what was wrong from the start.
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Re: Serious question... Can N. Fowleri Survive in brackish water?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 10:50:34 PM »
They don't like salt at all, pretty sure it kills them to be in any kind of saltwater.
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