Risks of Giardia infection (giardiasis)

Learn about the risks of Giardia infection and who is most at risk.

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Risks of getting Giardia infection

Your risk of getting Giardia infection is highest if you come into contact with contaminated:

Canadian drinking water provided by municipalities is safe as there are systems in place to protect Canadians from Giardia infection.  

Who is most at risk

Giardia can infect all people although there are some people that are more at risk, such as:

Complication risks

Complications such as dehydration can occur in rare cases.

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