Person-to-person transmission of Giardia lamblia in day-care nurseries.

  title={Person-to-person transmission of Giardia lamblia in day-care nurseries.},
  author={Jay S. Keystone and Sigmund Krajden and michelle. r. warren},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association journal},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={241-2, 247-8}
In an outbreak of giardiasis at two day-care nurseries in metropolitan Toranto Giardia lamblia appeared to be transmitted person to person. No common source of infection could be found. The proportions of children infected in the two nurseries were 39% and 17%; infection was spread to 7% and 23% of their household contacts. Of the infected children and household contacts 26% and 30% respectively of those for whom detailed information could be obtained were symptomatic. Canadian children were… CONTINUE READING

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