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Giardia Facts

Giardia Facts on Treatment

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.

Giardia Facts on Prevention

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.


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