Giardia lamblia

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colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: transparent; text-align:center; border: 1px solid red;" | Giardia lamblia
Giardia cell, SEM
colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: transparent; text-align:center; border: 1px solid red;" | Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Metamonada
Order: Diplomonadida
Family: Hexamitidae
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Giardia lamblia
Parasite life cycle (click to enlarge).

Giardia lamblia (also known as Lamblia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis) is a parasite that infects the intestines and causes giardiasis or 'beaver fever'. Giardia affects humans, cats, dogs and birds, cows, beavers, deer, and sheep.