Knowing what to do when you need it can really help make your outdoor adventure safer.
Written by David Flinn
This recent threat in the Adirondacks comes to us via the rivers and waterways. Giardia is ten microns in size very small: 16,000 cysts sit on a pinhead. This tiny protozoan, when injested, loges in our small intestine and causes a diarrhea virus reguiring antibiotics for a complete cure. It is best related to Mexico's "Montezuma's Revenge", but in our case, a "Marcy's Doom". It is to be avoided.