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What increases my risk of parasitic gastrointestinal infection?

Parasitic gastrointestinal infection is much more likely in the developing world where the availability of clean drinking water and widespread water and sewage treatment is sporadic, at best. Inhabitants of these areas, as well as travelers to these areas, are at increased risk of developing parasitic gastrointestinal infection. Children and elderly individuals are at increased risk. Also, people with immune system problems are also more likely to develop varieties of parasitic intestinal infections.

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