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Facts on Giardia duodenalis

Giardia duodenalis are onecelled parasites that can cause gastrointestinal disease (giardiosis) in animals and humans. Animals can get some of the same kinds of Giardia as humans, but in most cases of giardosis in humans the contimination stems from other humans. Giardia can spread directly between humans, from animals to humans or from watersources via contamination of fertilizers and sewage .

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Contacts at NVI

Inger Sofie Hamnes, researcher
Section for parasitology
Phone: +47 23 21 61 27
E-mail: inger.hamnes@vetinst.no

Zoonosiscenter, NVI
Phone: +47 23 21 64 81
E-mail: zoonose@vetinst.no