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Is giardiasis being transmitted through the mouth?

Is giardiasis being transmitted through the mouth?

Yes: The infective stage of this paracite is a cyst that matures after reproduction in the intestineof the symptomatic or asymptomatic host. The host may be human or animal ( wild or domestic). That material ends up in the water and may pass unseen into the mouth from the contaminated hands or thru ingestion of tainted water. Day care centers/wadeing pools are common risk factors. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How dangerous is giardiasis?

How dangerous is giardiasis?

Giardia: Since it is generally easily treated with antibiotics, it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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How will giardiasis and sleeping sickness spread?

Tse tse flies: Sleeping sickness is an infectious disease found in Africa, rarely in the US, and spread by being bitten by Tse Tse flies. Giardia is also an infectious disease, spread by drinking infected water. Giardiasis can also be acquired person to person contact; anal sex is a risk factor. ...Read more

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How long do I need to boil water to kill giardiasis?

How long do I need to boil water to kill giardiasis?

10 min: Boiling water at 160 degrees fahrenheit for 10 min will do the job of killing off giardia. ...Read more

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The water in the river looks clean, can I still catch giardiasis if I drink it?

The water in the river looks clean, can I still catch giardiasis if I drink it?

Yes: If a cow or racoon(or camper) did his/her poopy up stream there is the possibility that microscopic giardia cysts were part of that load.Boil the water for ten minutes & avoid the risk. ...Read more

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Should the rest of my family receive treatment if i had giardiasis for long time?

Giardia is Oral: Only if they have ingested orally anything with the parasite in it. It is not contagious otherwise. ...Read more

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How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water.These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage. ...Read more

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How common is giardiasis in the us?

Very common: Widespread in wilderness areas, and statistically probably present these days in most mountain streams and lakes. Also, clearly almost ubiquitous in the feces of canadian geese, who are literally throughout the western states. ...Read more

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What is giardiasis and how is it treated?

GI parasite: It's a protozoan parasite that affects the upper GI tract. You get it from ingesting infected stool (through contaminated food, water, or sex). It causes diarrhea, nausea, and bloating. It's treated with Metronidazole or tinidazole. ...Read more

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Giardiasis (Definition)

The intestinal tract with ...Read more