Giardiasis

(Giardia)

Giardiasis is an enteric disease caused when a person ingests the parasite Giardia, usually from water or food that has been contaminated. Person-to-person spread can also occur, including in child care settings.  Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Giardiasis can be prevented through careful hand washing and avoiding drinking untreated water.

 

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PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic

This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.

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Updated 22 Oct 2019