beaver fever

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beaver fever:

see giardiasisgiardiasis
, infection of the small intestine by a protozoan, Giardia lamblia. Giardia, which was named after Alfred M. Giard, a French biologist, is spread via the fecal-oral route, most commonly by eating food contaminated by the unwashed hands of an infected
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After years of outbreaks of the infamous beaver fever along with worse organisms lately in municipal water supply systems, many Canadians have taken to drinking bottled water or using water filters.
I've seen it often as Oregon State goes after a second straight NCAA championship: a mild strain of Beaver Fever in those who bleed yellow and green.