Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia or Giardia duodenalis), a one-celled, microscopic protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of people and animals.
During the past 2 decades, Giardia has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne illness (drinking and recreational) in humans in the United States.
- About Giardiasis
Giardia facts, including common symptoms and how the disease is spread.
- Giardiasis Statistics
Statistics for giardiasis in Minnesota.
Care Provider Information on Giardiasis
Required reporting information, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, and other clinical information.