Zoonotic potential of Giardia lamblia and control of giardiasis

Maria Fantinatti*

Published: 07 February, 2019 | Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Pages: 001-004

Giardia is the most common pathogenic intestinal flagellate protozoan in the world. The most studied species is Giardia lamblia (syn. Giardia intestinalis, Giardia duodenalis) that infects mammals, including humans. About the other seven species the scientific literature is very scarce and little is known about its characteristics and epidemiological importance. The exception is Giardia muris species that is frequently used in experimental infection to attempt to understand the parasite-host interaction in G. lamblia infection [1].

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