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Giardiasis: Modern concepts in control and management

Thompson, R.C.A. (2008) Giardiasis: Modern concepts in control and management. Annales Nestlé (English ed.), 66 (1). pp. 23-29.

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Giardia is the most common enteric protozoan pathogen of humans, domestic animals and wildlife. Children are at the most risk from the clinical consequences of Giardia infection, particularly those in developing countries and living in disadvantaged community settings. Molecular epidemiological studies have helped to elucidate sources of infection and the public health significance of animal reservoirs. Although aspects of the pathogenesis of Giardia infection are now understood, we are still a long way from understanding the factors that predispose to clinical disease. Effective drugs are available to treat giardial infections but can serve only as an adjunct to traditional public health approaches in endemic settings where children are commonly infected.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: S. Karger AG
Copyright: © 2008 Nestec Ltd., Vevey/S. Karger AG.
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