Wilderness water may carry giardiasis, an intestinal parasite outdoor enthusiasts should avoid. Includes information on beaver fever, giardiasis disease, transmission and treatment and backcountry protection.
Diagram: Parts of the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia.
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How can you keep from getting giardiasis . . . or get rid of a case you do contract? To answer these questions, you first need to understand what both the organism and the ailment are.