Giardia — beaver fever – can be serious

Although most individuals with a Giardia infection are asymptomatic, this pathogen is increasingly recognized as a cause of pathologies beyond the classical manifestations.

beaver.feverMorbidities associated with Giardia, including extra-intestinal manifestations and long-term consequences, have been identified increasingly over the past decades. The importance of this pathogen in terms of patient well-being and its effect on quality of life, due to being a continuing cause of patient discomfort and pain, has been highlighted .

Sequelae of giardiasis: an emerging public health concern

Angel A. Escobedo, Pedro Almirall, Sérgio Cimerman, Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales

International Journal of Infectious Diseases, August 2016, Volume 49, Pages 202-203, DOI:

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