What are giardia and other GI infections?

Also known as: giardia infection, giardiasis, gastrointestinal infections

A wide variety of highly contagious infectious agents can infect the gastrointestinal tract. Giardia, which is a parasite, is one of the more common, but several different types of germs (bacteria, viruses, or other parasites) can also cause illness with a wide range of symptoms.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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