Definitions for "Giardia"
A protozoan found in surface water in many places. It causes a serious illness with flu-like symptoms, such as vomiting and fevers.
more commonly known as giardiasis, is an infection of the lower intestines caused by the amoebic cyst, Giardia Lamblia. Giardia resides in the water so it is wise to always chemically treat or filter your water before drinking. Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloating, loss of appetite and vomiting. Also known as a backpacker’s worst nightmare, Giardia will cost a backpacker two weeks off-the-Trail.
A protozoa causing diarrhoea, stomach cramps and weight loss in humans.