Giardiasis is an enteric disease caused when a person ingests the parasite Giardia, usually from water or food that has been contaminated. Person-to-person spread can also occur, including in child care settings. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Giardiasis can be prevented through careful hand washing and avoiding drinking untreated water.
PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.