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Is my child at higher risk for giardiasis at day care?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Somewhat
At a given time one or more infants can have minimal symptoms of giardia & be in a day care center. Poor technique may lead to contamination of a variety of surfaces including a changing table & hands tainted with the microscopic cysts may bring them to the mouth where the cyst enters the body to begin the infestation.

In brief: Somewhat
At a given time one or more infants can have minimal symptoms of giardia & be in a day care center. Poor technique may lead to contamination of a variety of surfaces including a changing table & hands tainted with the microscopic cysts may bring them to the mouth where the cyst enters the body to begin the infestation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Not likely
Giardiasis is a water born parasite.
I would not expect the water supply of a day care center to be contaminated.

In brief: Not likely
Giardiasis is a water born parasite.
I would not expect the water supply of a day care center to be contaminated.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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