Definition of Giardiasis

1. Noun. Infection of the intestines with protozoa found in contaminated food and water; characterized by diarrhea and nausea and flatulence and abdominal discomfort.

Generic synonyms: Protozoal Infection



Definition of Giardiasis

1. Noun. An infectious diarrheal disease caused by the ''Giardia lamblia'' parasite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Giardiasis

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Medical Definition of Giardiasis

1. An infection of the small intestine caused by the flagellated protozoan giardia lamblia. It is spread via contaminated food and water and by direct person-to-person contact. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Giardiasis

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1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"giardiasis in the Child Care Setting giardiasis is a diarrheal illness ... To prevent the spread of giardiasis in your child care facility: Exclude any ..."

2. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"giardiasis Definition and Diagnosis giardiasis is an infection primarily of the small ... The stools characteristic for giardiasis are sometimes watery but ..."

3. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"giardiasis Description Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating, ... Occurrence giardiasis occurs worldwide. Risk for Travelers Risk of ..."

4. Health Information for International Travel (1994) by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"giardiasis giardiasis occurs worldwide. Transmission occurs after ingestion of fecally contaminated water or food, from exposure to fecally contaminated ..."

5. Environmental Issues in Primary Careedited by Barbara S. Murdock edited by Barbara S. Murdock (1994)
"In California alone, giardiasis afflicts 6000 people yearly. ... giardiasis is perhaps best known as a backpacker's disease, ..."

6. Collected Papers (1922)
"In one of his early papers on human giardiasis Grassi (1881) expressed the opinion that ... The entire problem o! giardiasis in the human being has, indeed, ..."

7. Health Information for International Travel by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, and hepatitis A. Other less common infectious disease risks for travelers include typhoid fever and other salmonelloses, ..."

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