This disease is acquired by swallowing the parasite Giardia lamblia. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, bloating and gas. The infection usually lasts one or two weeks, but may last months or even years causing significant weight loss. Chronic cases are difficult to treat. Contamination of food and water comes from feces of an infected person or animal, therefore foodborne infection can be transmitted by infected food handlers with poor personal hygiene. Giardiasis is the leading cause of non-bacterial diarrhea in North America. Reported # of foodborne Giardiasis: 182 cases (CDC 1989-1991). Number of reported outbreaks: 7 between 1989 and 1992 (CDC).
infection with Giardia - genus of protazoa - in the intestine causing diarrhea, cramps, nausea, weakness, weight loss, abdominal distention, flatulence, oily stools, belching and vomiting ( Para Cleanse)
A parasitic infection with Giardia lamblia. This is commonly seen in patients who have traveled to Moscow and the Rocky Mountain. It usually presents with right upper quadrant pain, diarrhea and weight loss. It is usually treated with flagyl (metronidazole). It may be recurrent.
infection with a Giardia protozoan (e.g., Giardia lamblia), which is spread via contaminated food or water and by fecal-oral contact. Giardia infects the intestines and produces nausea, cramping and diarrhea.
An infection caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia and characterized by a form of gastroenteritis known as beaver fever. This enteric pathogen is the most commonly implicated agent in waterborne disease outbreaks in North America and other parts of the world. A waterborne outbreak often occurs as a result of human or animal fecal contamination of a water supply. Natural hosts include beaver, muskrat, and deer.
a disease that results from an infection by the protozoan parasite Giardia Intestinalis, caused by drinking water that is either not filtered or not chlorinated. The disorder is more prevalent in children than in adults and is characterized by abdominal discomfort, nausea, and alternating constipation and diarrhea.
an infectious, diarrheal disease caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia, which can be transmitted through oral-fecal contact and by water contaminated by feces. Travelers are cautioned against drinking any untreated water.
Giardiasis (also known as beaver fever) is a disease caused by the flagellate protozoan Giardia lamblia (also Giardia intestinalis). The giardia organism inhabits the digestive tract of a wide variety of domestic and wild animal species as well as humans. It is a common cause of gastroenteritis in humans, infecting approximately 200 million people worldwide.