Giardiasis is a foodborne illness that is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with feces (poop) with infected humans of animals. Giardiasis is caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia Lamblia This infection affects people of all ages but mostly younger children.
Some symptoms of Giardiasis include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or greasy stool, loss of appetite, weight loss and more. In most cases, giardiasis eventually clears up on its own. Your doctor may prescribe you medicine if the infection is severe enough.
How to Prevent Giardiasis:
You cant prevent GIardiasis but you can lower your risk of getting it by thoroughly washing your hands, especially in work places where germs spread easily, such as day care centers.
Giardiasis is Rare
Fewer than 200,000 cases per year in the US have been reported. This infection is short-term and resolves within days to weeks.