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New York Yankees Jason Giambi May Have Potentially Deadly Parasite

By July 27, 2004

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New York Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi is being tested for a parasite called entamoeba histolytica, which can cause a potentially fatal condition called amebiasis. Amebiasis is the third leading parasitic cause of death worldwide, surpassed only by malaria and schistosomiasis, however, it can be treated with oral anti-parasitic medication. Giambi had been feeling weak for months and it was discovered earlier this season that he had intestinal parasites. Learn about the symptoms of different parasites, and complementary treatments for parasites.
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