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Detection of Intestinal Parasites


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US Risk Factors for Giardiasis

Slide 23

March 2009

In the US, the major populations at risk factors for Giardiasis are:

  • Children in day care setting and their close contacts
  • Campers who ingestion unfiltered, untreated, contaminated water
  • Travelers to endemic areas outside of the U.S.
  • Persons getting water from shallow wells which are contaminated by surface water
  • Men who have sex with men

US Risk Factors for Giardiasis


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