GIARDIA FACT SHEET
Source: Human and animal fecal matter
Effect: Gastroenteric disease, diahhrea sometimes severe
Followup: Refer to water treatment specialist, boil water
Treatment: High level chlorination and micro-filtration
Infected humans and animals.
Positive diagnosis needs to be performed by a physician (stool sample). Severe diahhrea which may not clear up without treatment. Other intestinal problems cramping etc. common. Certain individuals may have no symptoms yet be infected.
Confirmed presence of giardia in a water supply is a serious matter that warrants immediate attention. Contact a water treatment specialist for treatment options. Normal treatment methods with UV and chlorination may be ineffective. Contact a physician for any health related concerns.
Refer to treatment specialist. Treatment normally consists of filtration and chlorination. Normal treatment methods (chlorination, UV etc.) are not fully effective