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Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes giardiasis, a diarrheal illness. It is the most common nonbacterial cause of diarrhea in the United States. The parasite is found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or animals, and is transmitted through accidental swallowing. People who are more likely to become infected include childcare workers, parents of infected children, and international travelers. Several prescription medicines are available to treat a Giardia infection.
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