Giardia "Beaver Fever:" causes, symptoms and how water purifier bottles can protect you.

Paul Connolly
Giardia duodenalis (pronounced "gee-ar-dee-uh doo-oh-den-al-is") is a microscopic parasite that causes a diarrheal disease called giardiasis, also known as "beaver fever." It spreads easily through contaminated water sources like lakes, rivers, and poorly treated water supplies - making it a concern for hikers, campers, and travelers, especially in developing countries like Mexico where giardia infections are more common.

Is the water in Mexico safe to drink?

Water to Go North America

You have been planning and saving and will soon depart or your much-deserved vacation in Mexico. But what about the water? Why does everyone warn against drinking the water in Mexico? Why is the water in Mexico a problem? How can I protect myself?  In this guide, we'll explore whether the water in Mexico is safe to drink, strategies to avoid waterborne illnesses, how a water filter bottle can provide protection against illnesses in Mexico and we will also answer some frequently asked questions about the safety of visitors drinking water in Mexico.