Giardia is a parasitic disease caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia. The organism inhabits the digestive tract of a wide variety of domestic and wild animal species, as well as humans. Giardiasis is transmitted by personal contact and contaminated water and food. Common symptoms include severe diarrhea, weakness and loss of appetite, stomach cramps, vomiting, bloating, excessive gas, and burping. Diagnosis of giardiasis is done by detection of antigens on the surface of organisms in stool specimens. In most cases, giardiasis resolves up on its own. If symptoms persist for a long time, a nitroimidazole medication is used such as metronidazole, tinidazole, secnidazole or ornidazole. Washing your hands and avoiding potentially contaminated food and untreated water is recommended for the prevention of giardia.

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Health Science Journal, Health Care : Current Reviews, Journal of Healthcare Communications, Reverse Zoonotic Disease Transmission (Zooanthroponosis), Importance of Zoonoses in Public Health.

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