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Giardiasis
 
Giardiasis
Giardiasis is a protozoal infection of humans and animals primarily in the upper small intestine. It is caused by an organism called Giardia duodenalis. Giardiasis is associated with drinking water from unfiltered surface water sources. The reservoir for the protozoa includes humans and a wide variety of wild and domestic animals. Transmission occurs by fecal contamination of a water source and subsequent hand-to-mouth transfer. It also can be transmitted via contaminated food.

Charlie Stoltenow, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.P.M., Extension Veterinarian, Department of Animal Sciences
Neil Dyer, D.V.M., M.S., D.A.C.V.P., Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director, Department of Animal Sciences
Gerald Stokka, D.V.M., M.S., Extension Livestock Stewardship Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences

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