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Can protozoan infections be prevented?

Many protozoan infections can be prevented. Modern sanitary methods can limit the contamination of food and water with the single-celled parasites, called protozoa, which cause the condition. If you are visiting an area known to have contaminated water, boil it before use to destroy any parasites. Insects that carry protozoa can be killed or prevented from biting people with repellants and screens.

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