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Giardiasis is also known as what

Beaver fever

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Giardiasis has a hallmark symptom of what

rotten egg smelling stool

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what is the pathogen responsible for giardiasis

giardia intestinalis (aka. G. lamblia, G. duodenalis)

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Giardiasis is one of the most common in the US

waterborne gastrointestinal diseases

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Giardiasis infection results from

ingesting cysts in contaminated water or when swimming

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Neither humans nor pets should drink what when it comes to giardiasis

unfiltered stream or river water

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If infected with Giardiasis one should be vigilant in what

personal hygiene and avoid swimming

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Cryptosporidiosis is also known as what

Cryptosporidium enteritis

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Cryptosporidiosis can cause severe what diarrhea for how long

up to two weeks

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Cryptosporidiosis is caused by what pathogen

cryptosporidium parvum

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Cryptosporidiosis infection usually results from what

drinking contaminated water and
fecal oral transmission

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Amebiasis has what three signs and symptoms

1. Luminal amebiasis is ASYMPTOMATIC (90% of cases)
2. amebic dysentery
3. extraintestinal amebiasis

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Amebiasis is caused by what pathogen

Entamoeba histolytica

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Amebiasis is transmitted by ingestion of what

Cysts--consumption of contaminated water or food, from contaminated hands or oral-anal intercourse

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how can one prevent amebiasis

proper hygiene and safe sex

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Cyclosporiasis is caused by what pathogen

Cyclospora cayetanensis

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Cyclosporiasis infection occurs from

ingestion of oocysts in contaminated food or water

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Cyclosporiasis is linked to what import

raspberries

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Cyclosporiasis is considered what

an emerging disease

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how can one prevent Cyclosporiasis

washing fruits and veggies
cooking or freezing

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Balantidiasis is generally symptomatic or asymptomatic

asymptomatic

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Balantidiasis is caused by what pathogen

Balantidium coli

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Balentidiasis will infect humans via

infected food or water with feces containing cysts

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how can one prevent balantidiasis

good hygiene and water sanitation

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How symptomatic is a tapeworm

generally asymptomatic

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what is a big symptom of a tapeworm (HELMINTHIC INFESTATIONS)

weight loss

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what Type of tapeworm comes from Taenia saginata (HELMINTHIC INFESTATIONS)

Beef tapeworm

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what type of tapeworm come from taenia solium (HELMINTHIC INFESTATIONS)

pork tapeworm

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humans become infected with tapeworms after consuming what (HELMINTHIC INFESTATIONS)

raw or undercooked meat containing cysts

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what is the diagnostic feature for a tapeworm (HELMINTHIC INFESTATIONS)

Proglottids in fecal sample

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how can one prevent a tape worm (HELMINTHIC INFESTATIONS)

properly prepare meats