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[pct-l] Yucky stuff in the water

A side note on Giardia that I was told by an Emergency Room Doctor
(Boots), when he was sectioning part of Ca.

People can drink water that has Giardia and not feel the effects.  This
is because the human body can build up a resistance to Giardia, as well
as many types of worms.  Think of the people living in third world
countries that do not get sick drinking water that would knock most of
use off our feet.  If you had a doctor run test to see what is living in
your stomach, you would find all kinds of little nasties, and Giardia is
one of them.  If you did have Giardia, great, you will not have to worry
about it, that much.  But if you don't have it...

If you want to try and build up a tolerance to Giardia, go out and get
it.  Then nurse maid yourself back to health, but do not take the drugs
that kill it.  Over time your body will lean how to adapt to it.  The
problem is that you are going to be very sick for quite awhile, so I
would not recommend doing this.  It is easier to pump the water and not
worry about it.

The Ravens PCT '96
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