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Giardiasis

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What happened when you contracted giardia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: pamela alsop, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

My 2 year old son and I both contracted giardia in New Hampshire, Derry area, by a contaminated swimming area. We both got extremely and violently ill at the same time. We both got prescribed the same medication but were sick for 2 weeks. The state Health Agency contacted me and insisted that I contracted the disease by traveling out of USA. I don't even have a passport. Now they know differently but this was years ago.

Comment from: sweet seventy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I got giardia after eating at a buffet in London, have had it over a week and no signs of improving.

Comment from: Bret, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

I believe I have giardiasis after soaking and swimming in several hot springs, rivers, and waterfalls/swimming holes in western Oregon/Washington.

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