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Could you get giardia in us through contaminated water?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes.
Giardia is a common water pathogen.
Many people can injest it without infection. If you have a gammaglobulin a (iga) defiency, the likelyhood of contracting giardiasis is much increased. It is an easy protozal type organsim to clear! (metronidazole).

In brief: Yes.
Giardia is a common water pathogen.
Many people can injest it without infection. If you have a gammaglobulin a (iga) defiency, the likelyhood of contracting giardiasis is much increased. It is an easy protozal type organsim to clear! (metronidazole).
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