RE: Steripen vs. Sawyer squeeze filter
I looked for where I got that information from and did not find it so perhaps that was not correct information. This is what I found on the CDC website:
People become infected with Giardia by swallowingGiardia cysts (hard shells containing Giardia) found in contaminated food or water. Cysts are instantly infectious once they leave the host through feces (poop). An infected person might shed 1-10 billion cysts daily in their feces (poop) and this might last for several months[2,6,7]. However, swallowing as few as 10 cysts might cause someone to become ill[2,6]. Giardia may be passed person-to-person or even animal-to-person[2,3]. Also, oral-anal contact during sex has been known to cause infection[4,5]. Symptoms of giardiasis normally begin 1 to 3 weeks after a person has been infected.
--- In email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
"Further, once you get Giardia, you are a carrier for life and it's in your poop."
Can you support that assertion?
If it's true I must be a rare exception. I tested positive in the past. I was tested some years later and the result was negative.