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Giardia in Drinking Water - Giardia Risk Factors

This page contains links to eMedTV Diarrhea Articles containing information on subjects from Giardia in Drinking Water to Giardia Risk Factors. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Giardia in Drinking Water
    This eMedTV article describes how drinking water may contain Giardia due to events such as sewage overflows, polluted storm water runoff, and agricultural runoff. This article also provides advice on removing the parasite from drinking water.
  • Giardia Lambia
    Giardia lamblia is a single-celled parasite that causes a common diarrheal illness. This eMedTV Web page explains how the parasite lives in the intestines of infected humans and animals. Giardia lambia is a common misspelling of Giardia lamblia.
  • Giardia Lamblia Cures
    This eMedTV resource explains how many medications are effective in curing Giardia lamblia. Chronic cases are often treated with additional drugs or for a longer period of time.
  • Giardia Lamblia Info
    This page from the eMedTV site discusses giardia lamblia, the parasite responsible for giardiasis. This article also has info on ways that giardia lamblia can be transmitted and provides a link to more details on this topic.
  • Giardia Lamblia Life Cycle
    This eMedTV Web page describes the Giardia lamblia life cycle and explains how cysts multiply in the intestine. The life cycle is sustained by the ingestion of food or water that's been contaminated by the feces of infected humans or animals.
  • Giardia Lamblia Symptoms
    Diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps are common signs and symptoms of Giardia lamblia. This part of the eMedTV site offers a detailed list of Giardia lamblia symptoms, including those that appear with the chronic form of the condition.
  • Giardia Life Cycle
    This eMedTV segment talks about the life cycle of Giardia and explains how the parasite is often transmitted. The life cycle begins when a person accidentally ingests the parasite, which is commonly found in contaminated food or water.
  • Giardia Medication
    Examples of Giardia medication a doctor may prescribe include tinidazole, metronidazole, and quinacrine. This eMedTV Web page explains how doctors use these and other medications to treat Giardia infections.
  • Giardia Parasite
    Giardia, found in the feces of infected humans or animals, causes a diarrheal illness known as giardiasis. This eMedTV Web page describes where the Giardia parasite lives and explains how the organism is transmitted.
  • Giardia Pictures
    The Giardia pictures contained in this page from the eMedTV library present a series of detailed images of the microscopic parasite obtained through scanning electron micrography, photography, and photomicrography.
  • Giardia Risk Factors
    This eMedTV Web page discusses various Giardia risk factors that can increase a person's chances of becoming infected. These factors include working with or around children, traveling in the developing world, and drinking from shallow wells.
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