Giardia Lamblia and Giardiasis: Is it as bad we’ve been told?

As Lepidopterists spend a great deal of their time in the outdoors, I thought it appropriate to include on the blog some posts pertaining to outdoor skills, tips and preparation.  This morning I found the paper below, and felt I should share it with you.  Perhaps it is time to dig out our Sierra Cups once again? ___________________________________________________________________________ Giardia Lamblia and Giardiasis With Particular Attention to the Sierra Nevada by Robert L. Rockwell, PhD  (updated 3/19/02) This article is printed from the Yosemite Association News Letter #4, March 18, 2002, and is included on the joint NPS, USFS, and BLM website–http://www.sierranevadawild.net (see links under Learn) and http://www.yosemite.org/naturenotes/Giardia.htm. (Both links dead GW) Ask the average outdoors person about Giardia lamblia or giardiasis, and they have certainly … Continue reading