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People play in the water Monday at Lake Clementia, which is being tested for possible problems.

The Community Services District is having water tested at Lake Clementia following a neighbor's report Friday that a pediatrician had diagnosed the neighbor's child as suffering from a Giardia infection after playing at the Clementia swim area.

On Monday afternoon, in a public notice posted on its website, the CSD said water samples are being sent immediately to a lab to test for Giardia, Cryptosporidium and coliform.  The coliform results are expected in two days, while the other tests are more complex and will take 10 days for results, the CSD said.

Ten weeks ago, the CSD tested for Giardia and Cryptosporidium at Clementia and got negative results, according to a CSD announcement.  All new results will be shared with the public immediately, the CSD said.

Giardia is an intestinal infection caused by a microscopic organism.  It follows ingestion of food, soil or water tainted by the feces of an infected animal. The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas or bloating, headache, loss of appetite and low-grade fever.  Symptoms usually appear in seven to 14 days.

The CSD asks that you contact your doctor if you have played in the Clementia area recently and are experiencing these symptoms.  Also, the CSD asks that you let them know if the doctor diagnoses the problem as Giardia.

Here is more information on Giardia.

Here is the full text of the CSD's public notice.


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Clementiia Water

What does Giardia do to the fish in the lake?

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