Giardiasis

Jeffrey Mahr szjmahr at peseta.ucdavis.edu
Thu Aug 17 11:14:55 EST 1995


On 11 Aug 1995, PeterHN wrote:

> Much time and trouble is spent taking precautions to avoid water-born
> giardiasis by recreational campers/hikers. My experience is in the Sierra
> Nevada Mountains in California, where water is supposed to be filtered or
> boiled for five minutes before drinking. Is there any information
> available on the actual incidence or prevalence of giardia in thia area? 
> PeterHN at AOL.com
> 
> 
	I  too have wondered about this - usually i filter (.2um) all my 
drinking water up there but have been with people who routinely drink 
straight out of high streams and come down with nothing.  Could the 
Giardiasis threat by a ploy by MSR,REI, and other camping gear companies 
to increase profits?	





sincerly - jamahr at ucdavis.edu




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