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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Letter

Naegleria fowleri in Well Water

Barbara Blair, Payal Sarkar, Kelly R. Bright, Francine Marciano-Cabral, and Charles P. GerbaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA (B. Blair, P. Sarkar, K.R. Bright, C.P. Gerba); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA (F. Marciano-Cabral);

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Naegleria fowleri in well water samples, Arizona

Sample type* No. (%) positive
Initial 4/40 (10)
Purged 26/145 (17.9)
All 30/185 (16.2)

*Samples were collected before and after purging 3 borehole volumes. PCR was used to test samples.

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