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What are risks from drinking out of a river like amazon or ganges?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Infection
Parasitic infection should be a concern when drinking from rivers or lakes.
I recommend water purification tablets. Stay safe!

In brief: Infection
Parasitic infection should be a concern when drinking from rivers or lakes.
I recommend water purification tablets. Stay safe!
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Dr. Fidias De Leon
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: High risk water
There's a long list of gastrointestinal illness, including parasitic diseases (amoebiasis, giardiasis), bacterial diseases (shigellosis, salmonellosis), and viral diseases (hepatitis a).
Don't drink the water without boiling, adding bleach, or using water purification tablets. You can find guidelines for water purification on the cdc website.

In brief: High risk water
There's a long list of gastrointestinal illness, including parasitic diseases (amoebiasis, giardiasis), bacterial diseases (shigellosis, salmonellosis), and viral diseases (hepatitis a).
Don't drink the water without boiling, adding bleach, or using water purification tablets. You can find guidelines for water purification on the cdc website.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
Thank
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