Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
Obtenga más información acerca del COVID-19, incluyendo las preguntas más frecuentes y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a protegerse y proteger a su familia. Ver información del COVID-19.
Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Giardiasis is an illness caused by a microscopic parasite that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Giardia may be found in soil, food, water or on surfaces that have been contaminated with the feces from an infected human or animal. Giardiasis is the most frequent cause of nonbacterial diarrhea.
The symptoms of giardiasis generally appear one to two weeks after a person is infected. Symptoms include:
Symptoms usually last two to six weeks but can sometimes last longer. Some children with giardiasis may not exhibit symptoms of the illness. Good hand washing by caregivers after diaper changes and good hand washing after using the bathroom will minimize the spread of giardiasis.
Doctors at Riley at IU Health diagnose giardiasis by examining a sample of fresh stool. All internationally adopted children should have their stool tested for parasites like Giardia and their eggs. This test is called an ova and parasite exam.
If your child has giardiasis or symptoms of the illness, he or she will likely require treatment with a medicine. Metronidazole is the medicine most commonly used to treat giardiasis.
Infected people should avoid swimming in recreational water such as pools and lakes for at least two weeks after the diarrhea subsides. Giardia can be passed in the stool and can contaminate water for several weeks, even after symptoms have ended.
Visit the trusted websites below to learn more about giardiasis.
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