Communicable Disease Surveillance: Monthly


0Feb 2023

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Story Behind the Curve

Giardia is a parasite that spread easily from one person to another; just a small amount of Giardia germs can make someone sick. Because the Giardia germs are in stool (poop), anything that gets contaminated by poop can potentially spread the germs. Understanding how to prevent the spread of Giardia germs can help you protect yourself and your loved ones from getting sick.

What Works

Practice Good Hand Hygiene

  • Help keep yourself and your loved ones healthy by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially during key times when you are likely to spread germs.
  • Since Giardia germs can be found in soil, wash your hands with soap and water after field work, landscaping, or gardening, even if you were wearing gloves.
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