Agent Name

Giardia lamblia

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

Humans, cats, dogs, cattle, beaver and other animals may carry the infection. Infection may be transmitted by drinking or swimming in contaminated water or eating contaminated food. Backpackers who drink untreated surface water are at risk.

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: