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Giardia lamblia. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the parasite Giardia lamblia in the human small intestine.

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Trophozoite of B. mandrillaris in culture. (CDC.gov)

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Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by the parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia or Giardia duodenalis). A parasite is an organism that feeds off of another to survive. Giardiasis is a global disease. It infects nearly 2% of adults and 6% to 8% of children in developed countries worldwide. Nearly 33% of people in developing countries have had giardiasis. In the United States, Giardia infection is the most common intestinal parasitic disease affecting humans.

Giardia lamblia protozoa, SEM

Giardia protozoan parasite, TEM

People become infected with Giardia by swallowing Giardia cysts (hard shells containing Giardia) found in contaminated food or water.