Giardia lamblia

A Deadly Virus infection!!!

What is it? What disease is associated with it? (Pathogen Information)

Giardia lamblia

Giardia lamblia (intestinalis) is a single celled animal, i.e., a protozoa, that moves with the aid of five flagella. In Europe, it is sometimes referred to as Lamblia intestinalis.

Giardiasis the most frequent cause of non-bacterial diarrhea in North America

Type, time of onset duration of disease. (sypmtoms)

Most common symptoms showing are diarrhea and abnormal pain, particularly cramping.

Other common things are vomiting, nausea, malaise, fatigue, and fever.

How do I get it? Where can I get exposed? (Exposure)

You can catch giardia lamblia infection through contaminated water or food.

How do you prevent exposure to the pathogen? (Avoidence)

Drink clean water (boiled first will probably the best), avoid eating uncooked vegetables.

Where is it found? Ideal growth conditions? (additional info)

It is mostly found at contaminated water, and it lives on humans, but mostly on to cats, dogs and birds