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Parasitic flagellates may occur in water and damp soil. Provide advice to someone traveling in a third world country as to what foods and drinks it would be wise to avoid and as to which food preparation methods might make foods safe to eat or drink.

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It is not uncommon for the travelers to catch infections on their trip to developing countries. A study done on Americans traveling to developing countries (Hill 2000) has shown that 26% of the individuals got ill on their return and most common illnesses were diarrhea, respiratory problems, skin disorders and febrile syndromes. The most common of the problems caused by parasitic flagellates in travelers is Giardiasis, which presents as ...

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