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Giardia

[je′ärd·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of zooflagellates that inhabit the intestine of numerous vertebrates, and may cause diarrhea in humans.
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Those specimens from patients who had been out of the country or immigrants with diarrhea came back with Giardia lamblia.
Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia recovered from feral filth flies.
Giardiasis is a disease caused by ingesting a microscopic organism called giardia lamblia, or giardia for short.
Burris reduced the scale of this technology to a countertop-sized unit that is designed to kill microorganisms -- including cryptosporidium and giardia lamblia cysts -- as well as remove chlorine.
The hiker's scourge, Giardia lamblia, is also a problem: no source should be considered safe, and all back-country water should be purified.
Giardia lamblia are protozoan parasites distributed globally and mostly transmitted by close contact and consumption of contaminated water or food.
Membrane filtration provides a barrier to suspended particles as well as organisms such as Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium that are associated with surface water.
Food and Drug Administration for treatment of diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum in patients 12 months of age and older.
coli (STEC) stx 1/stx 2 - Clostridium difficile Toxin A/B - Vibrio cholerae Parasites: - Giardia lamblia - Cryptosporidium - Entamoeba histolytica
The stool clearance rates for the various types of parasites were 71%-100% (Ascaris lumbricoides [11 of 13], Entamoeba histolytica [5 of 7], Necator americanus [4 of 5], Strongyloides stercoralis [4 of 4], Trichuris trichiura [3 of 3], Giardia lamblia [2 of 2], and Taenia saginata [1 of 1]).
Q I am trying to detect Giardia lamblia and Cyclospora cayetanensis from stool samples extracted by Qiagen stool mini kit and used the Weiss and Relman PCR protocols respectively.
This initiative will support basic research to define the mechanisms of action by which the innate immune system recognizes and responds to the food and waterborne eukaryotes classified as NIAID Category B priority protozoan pathogens ( Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Toxoplasma, and Microsporidia) (http://www2.