Epidemiology of giardiasis in Tasmania: a potential risk to residents and visitors.

@article{Kettlewell1998EpidemiologyOG,
  title={Epidemiology of giardiasis in Tasmania: a potential risk to residents and visitors.},
  author={J S Kettlewell and Silvana Bettiol and N J Davies and Tema Milstein and John M. Goldsmid},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={127-30}
}
BACKGROUND Giardia infection is an ongoing problem in Tasmania and occurs throughout the state. It has been postulated that part of the problem is the reservoir of infection in native animals which is suggested to contribute to infections in humans. To date, however, no detailed study on the epidemiology of giardiasis in Tasmania has been carried out. METHODS Information regarding the prevalence of Giardia infection in humans and the risk of intrafamilial transmission was obtained from the… CONTINUE READING

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