Giardia

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Giardia

Symtoms

Where/When/How

Giardia

Diagnosis

People with giardia may usually have:DiarrheaGas Stomach or abdominal cramps Upset stomach or nausea/vomiting Dehydration (loss of fluids)

Time, Place, Person

The disease is caused by unclean water and food. Giardia can be cured by nitroimidazole drugs

Hypotheses

It is a worlwide disease. It infects nearly 2% of adults and 6% to 8% of children. The rates go up more during summer

Giardia is found in the intestine. People usually get giardia by swallowing contaminated water, by eating contaminated food or through person-to-person contact.

To find out whether someone has giardia or not is antigen testing of the stool.

Giardia is a intestinal infection that is caused by a small parasite found in unsanintated places and unclean water. The best way to prevent the disease is to stay away from places which are commonly unsanitary.

Nadya Haddad


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