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Have you had fever during this period?
Any symptoms like severe headache etc?
Hi I was following your question.The chance of you getting this infection is pretty much nil.The thermophilic nature of N fowleri allows it to survive in waterways contaminated by thermal discharges from power plants, heated swimming pools, and even hot springs with temperatures up to 45°C (113°F)So unless you were near any of these types of body of water, you would not get itAs well, there are many people who DO go in heated pools and do not get this infection. It is very very very very rare.
Most often, the first symptoms develop 2-5 days after the last exposure to contaminated water- you are day 8I hope that this helped.Please leave positive feedback if it did :-)
No fever, no headache beyond a very slight one here and there because I was fighting a cold.
THe symptoms of N. fowleri is like bacterial meningitis- it is very quick and severe:FeverAlteration in taste (ageusia) or smell (parosmia)Sudden-onset headache (usually frontal or bitemporal)High temperature (up to 40°C)Nausea, vomiting, or bothStiff neckMental status changesPhysical findings associated with encephalitis and eventual herniation (cranial nerve palsies, seizures, coma)Rapid onset of coma and death (within 2 wk)So, you would be pretty ill by now :-)
There was a great episode on HOUSE (Fox) where the patient got N. fowleri from pigeon poop in the drainage system. You should check it out :-)