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Giardiasis is an intestinal disease caused by a parasite
Giardia lamblia is the parasite that causes giardiasis.
Anyone can get giardiasis. Those persons at increased risk are:
Giardia are passed in feces (stool)
Symptoms to look for may include:
Symptoms usually begin 7 to 10 days (with a range of 3 to 25 days) after exposure to Giardia. Many people with giardiasis do not have any symptoms.
Treatment with specific medications may shorten the illness
Giardiasis can be prevented