The following Giardia facts present information on how the infection is treated:
- Medicines cure Giardia infection in about 80 percent of people
- Treatment also involves staying well hydrated and possibly treating close contacts.
There are several things a person can do to prevent an infection with Giardia, including:
- Practicing good hygiene
- Avoiding food and water that might be contaminated
- Avoiding fecal exposure during sexual activity.