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Am I more susceptible to giardiasis when camping?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on exposure
Animal contamination of lakes and ponds may make camping a riskier event than sitting at home.
Access to purified water and proper boiling of your utensils can lower your risk if you use lake or well water for cleaning. Boiling your water for 10 minutes will illiminate the threat if you are unsure of the water.

In brief: Depends on exposure
Animal contamination of lakes and ponds may make camping a riskier event than sitting at home.
Access to purified water and proper boiling of your utensils can lower your risk if you use lake or well water for cleaning. Boiling your water for 10 minutes will illiminate the threat if you are unsure of the water.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If you drink water from a contaminated water source.

In brief: Yes
If you drink water from a contaminated water source.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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