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What are risks from drinking out of a river like amazon or ganges?

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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
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