Characteristics and risk factors for symptomatic Giardia lamblia infections in Germany

@inproceedings{Espelage2010CharacteristicsAR,
  title={Characteristics and risk factors for symptomatic Giardia lamblia infections in Germany},
  author={Werner Espelage and Matthias an der Heiden and Klaus Stark and Katharina Alpers},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In developed countries, giardiasis is considered a travel related disease. However, routine surveillance data from Germany indicate that >50% of infections were acquired indigenously. We studied the epidemiological characteristics of symptomatic Giardia infections acquired in Germany and abroad, and verified the proportion of cases acquired in Germany in order to investigate risk factors for sporadic autochthonous Giardia infections. METHODS We identified Giardia cases notified by… CONTINUE READING
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