Giardia is a protozoan parasite that lives in water and can be transmitted via contaminated water, food, or fecal matter. In addition to being the most frequent cause of parasitic diarrheal disease in the United States, Giardia is common around the world. It typically presents as a mild disease, which can be managed in an outpatient setting. Giardia is often easily treated or self-limiting, and there are steps people can take to reduce their risk of acquiring it. Avoiding common sources, such as unfiltered water in developing countries or contaminated fecal matter, is important. Being aware of the risks and how to avoid disease is key for prevention.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.00 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Madeline King, PharmD, is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Disclosure: Madeline King, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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