What is the parasite that causes giardiasis? How is it transmitted and what are the typical manifestations of the disease?

10 months ago

Giardiasis is a protozoal infection caused by Giardia lamblia, or simply giardia, a flagellate protozoan. The transmission is fecal-oral, through contaminated water and food or carried by insects like cockroaches and flies. Giardiasis manifests like amebiasis, as an enteritis with diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and anemia. 


Dipti KC
May 29, 2023
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