June 16, 2024

How Do You Know if You Have a Giardia Infection?

How do you know if you have a Giardia infection? This tiny parasite Giardia duodenalis causes gastrointestinal illnesses and usually sickens people who swallow contaminated recreational water or drinking water. The parasite lives in the intestine of animals and people and is passed in feces. Giardia is found in every country around the world and in every region of the United States. The parasite is very contagious and spreads easily, including from person to person and through contact with contaminated surfaces. Giardia Infection Symptoms People usually start having symptoms of this infection one to two weeks after swallowing the parasite. Symptoms include diarrhea, gas, foul-smelling, greasy poop that can float, stomach pain and cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, and dehydration. … [Read more...]

Blue Ridge Rock Festival Outbreak Sickens People in Virginia

A Blue Ridge Rock Festival outbreak has sickened concertgoers in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health and news reports. Public health officials are asking that anyone who attended that event, which was supposed to be held September 5 through September 10, 2023, to complete an online survey, even if they didn't get sick, to help them solve this outbreak. The Southside Health District of the Virginia Department of Health ┬áis leading the investigation. The festival was canceled two days early, allegedly because of weather conditions. It was held at the Virginia International Raceway located at 1245 Pine Tree Road in Alton, Virginia. 10 News got "hundreds of messages" about the festival from patrons who said that there were unsanitary and unsafe conditions at the … [Read more...]

List of Lettuce Products Recalled For Possible Deer Feces

We have decided to compile this list of lettuce products that have been recalled for possible deer feces contamination because more and more products are being announced every day, and deer feces can carry dangerous pathogens. Some of these recalls are posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, so most consumers will not see them. For the products posted on the FDA's recall notice page, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. There is never any mention of illnesses on the Enforcement Page recalls. Deer feces can contain the pathogens Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter, Listeria monocytogenes, and Giardia bacteria that can cause serious illness. The droppings can also carry the prions that cause chronic wasting disease, an illness … [Read more...]

Water World Cryptosporidium Giardia Outbreak in Federal Heights, CO; Lawsuits

A cryptosporidium and giardia outbreak have been associated with the Water World park in Federal Heights, Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Two people have been diagnosed with cryptosporidium infections, and one person has been diagnosed with a giardia infection. This Water World cryptosporidium giardia outbreak was reported on June 28, 2018. People who are at risk for these infections visited Water World on Monday, June 11, Tuesday, June 12, or Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A power outage and repair of an improperly installed back flow prevention assembly likely allowed water from an irrigation pond to flow into the Water World drinking supply. Untreated water may have contaminated swimming pools and water features, drinking … [Read more...]

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