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Giardia Lambia

Were you looking for information on Giardia Lamblia? Giardia lambia is a common misspelling of Giardia lamblia.
Giardia lamblia (also known as Giardia intestinalis) is a one-celled microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness giardiasis. Both cysts and trophozoites can be found in the feces. Infection occurs by the ingestion of Giardia lamblia cysts in contaminated water, food, or by the fecal-oral route (hands or fomites).
Symptoms of infection usually occur within one to two weeks of transmission. Common indications include diarrhea, stomach pain, and bloating.
(Click Giardia Lamblia to read a complete description of this parasite's life cycle, including information on where the parasite can be found and how it is transmitted. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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