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Could you tell me what are some common illness causing parasites/microorganisms found in creek water?

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In brief: Giardia lamblia

Giardia infection is a waterborne infection and is caused by parasites found in streams and lakes.
The giardia parasite is a common intestinal parasite. The most common way to become infected with giardia is after swallowing contaminated water. To help diagnose giardiasis, your doctor is likely to test a sample of your stool. Doctors usually treat giardiasis with Metronidazole /flagyl.

In brief: Giardia lamblia

Giardia infection is a waterborne infection and is caused by parasites found in streams and lakes.
The giardia parasite is a common intestinal parasite. The most common way to become infected with giardia is after swallowing contaminated water. To help diagnose giardiasis, your doctor is likely to test a sample of your stool. Doctors usually treat giardiasis with Metronidazole /flagyl.
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