Will Naegleria fowleri be present in the steam molecules.

Many people inhale steam from hot water to get relief from sinus infections.

I read that Naegleria fowleri gets killed over 70 C. So will steam also kill it?

  • I read somewhere that Naegleria fowleri gets killed over 70 C. Where? (I’m not judging the fact, I’m interested in the reference). We are a scientific site, your chances of getting an answer are much greater if you document all the research you’ve done before. // Also, by Sinus you mean sinus infection?
    – Narusan
    Sep 16 '18 at 17:29
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    Here is the link: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC242840/pdf/aem00217-0156.pdf Sinus you mean sinus infection? Yes. Sep 16 '18 at 17:40
  • To see how these data compare with those obtained in the semiquantitative tests, the ex- posure times for a 99.9% cyst destruction were extrapolated from the survival curves in Fig. 2 and came out as 65, 26, 17, and 3 min at 55, 57, 60, and 65C, respectively (from your source). You would need direct exposure of 65 degree hot steam for 3 minutes to kill 99.9% of them. Not recommended...
    – Narusan
    Sep 16 '18 at 17:51
  • Please click the "edit" link on your post and add the reference you posted above to the question itself. People shouldn't have to read comments to understand your question.
    – Carey Gregory
    Sep 17 '18 at 1:03

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