Giardiasis Statistics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Giardiasis Statistics

From 2009 to 2018 there were 6,556 cases of giardiasis reported in Minnesota.
During 2018, 508 cases of Giardia infection (9.1 per 100,000) were reported. This represents a 22% decrease from the median number of cases reported annually from 2008 through 2017 (median, 654 cases; range, 620 to 846). Recent immigrants and refugees accounted for 8% of cases. An additional 15% of cases reported international travel in the 3 weeks prior to illness onset. Excluding recent immigrants and refugees, the median age of cases was 35 years (range, 7 months to 98 years). Eighteen percent were <10 years of age, and 30% were >50 years of age. Fifty-seven percent of non-immigrant and refugee cases were male. Giardia infections had a summer/fall seasonality; 48% of non-immigrant and refugee cases occurred during July through October. Thirty-eight (7%) cases required hospitalization, for a median of 4 days (range, 2 to 27 days). Seven outbreaks were identified in Minnesota that accounted for 16 laboratory-confirmed cases. Five outbreaks were associated with person-to-person transmission in child care settings. One outbreak was associated with consumption of surface water along a Lake Superior hiking trail, and one outbreak was associated with swimming at a beach. Additionally, six Minnesota residents were involved in two outbreaks associated with backcountry camping trips in states outside Minnesota.

Charts and graphs:

Reported giardia cases in Minnesota 2009-2018 Reported Cases of Giardiasis in Minnesota, 2009-2018 (PDF)
Bar graph showing the number of reported giardiasis cases in Minnesota.

Annual summaries:

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Updated Tuesday, 05-Nov-2019 14:37:24 CST