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Title: You Cant Sit Still with Beaver Fever


1
You Cant Sit Still with Beaver Fever
Presented By Ruth ArmstrongDeanett
ShawChristine Spanutius
2
Our Patient
  • Anthropologist
  • Just returned from New Mexico
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fever
  • Protozoal Cysts
  • Motile Trophozites

3
Questions We Would Ask
  • How long has he been experiencing diarrhea?
  • Are his stools bloody?
  • Does he have any other symptoms?
  • Was it possible he drank contaminated water?
  • Where his living conditions in New Mexico
    sanitary?
  • Has he been around others with similar symptoms?
  • Is he taking medications?

4
The Suspects
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Salmonella
  • Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Blastocystis hominis

5
Our Bug Giardia lamblia
6
Anatomy of Giardia
7
Contraction of Giardia
8
Contraction of Giardia
note beaver swimming in background
9
Treatment
  • Tnidazole 2 gm orally
  • Nitazoxanicde 500 mg orally
  • Flagyl 250 mg orally

10
Preventing Re-infection
  • Boil all drinking water for at least 1 minute,
    then refrigerate when available
  • Use a filtering system

11
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  • If you go down to the woods today, you're in for
    a big surprise -- if you drink contaminated
    water.

13
  • THE END
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