Giardia and Cryptosporidium join the 'Neglected Diseases Initiative'.

  title={Giardia and Cryptosporidium join the 'Neglected Diseases Initiative'.},
  author={Lorenzo Savioli and Huw Smith and Aaron Thompson},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  volume={22 5},
Giardia and Cryptosporidium are ubiquitous enteric protozoan pathogens that infect humans, domestic animals and wildlife worldwide. Both pathogens are significant causes of diarrhea and nutritional disorders in institutional and community settings. They are also significant waterborne pathogens. In developing regions of the world, Giardia and Cryptosporidium constitute part of the complex group of parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases that impair the ability to achieve full potential and… CONTINUE READING