This joint fact sheet by WSAA and Water Research Australia provides information on the management of naegleria fowleri in urban water supplies in Australia.

Naegleria fowleri are single-celled organisms (amoebae) found in warm fresh water bodies around the world.  These organisms can cause a very rare infection of the brain, which is usually fatal. There is an extremely low risk from treated water supplies in Australia. Well-treated town water supplies with effective disinfection (such as chlorine) are not at risk from this organism. Recent cases of Naegleria fowleri in Australia were in private water supplies that were untreated or poorly treated. 


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia & Water Research Australia
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