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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes it is possible

If the river has it in it.
The microorganism is too small to be seen with the eye. You need to purify the water before drinking it.

In brief: Yes it is possible

If the river has it in it.
The microorganism is too small to be seen with the eye. You need to purify the water before drinking it.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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