Quick facts for kidsGiardia lamblia
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Giardia lamblia (also known as Lamblia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis) is a parasite that infects the intestines and causes giardiasis or 'beaver fever'. Giardia affects humans, cats, dogs and birds, cows, beavers, deer, and sheep.
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Multiple views of a Giardia lamblia cyst imaged by confocal microscopy. Bar = 10 micrometers(A) Cyst imaged by transmission (differential interference contrast).(B) Cyst wall selectively imaged through use of fluorescent-labelled antibody.(C) Cyst imaged through use of carboxy fluorescein diacetate, a viability stain.(D) Composite image of (B) and (C).(E) Composite image of (A), (B), and (C).
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