Giardiasis (see Giardiasis)

Parasitic Diseases, Protozoans
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Animals Involved

Many domestic and wild mammals, including dogs, cats, ruminants, aquatic mammals such as beavers

Known Distributions

Worldwide

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of water and less often food; direct fecal­oral (hands or fomites)

Clinical Manifestations in People

Gastroenteritis, may be persistent

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