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my favorite protozoa..Giardia lamblia...morphologically that is..bunch of little smiling faces but dont be fooled by their cuteness..they can cause some serious damage..


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Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis.


Anything that comes into contact with feces (poop) from infected humans or animals can become contaminated with the Giardia parasite. People become infected when they swallow the parasite. It is not possible to become infected through contact with blood.


PHIL Image 3394 - This is an illustration of the life cycle of Giardia lamblia (intestinalis), the causal agent of Giardiasis