Giardia lamblia

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Giardia lamblia
Giardia lamblia SEM 8698 lores.jpg
Giardia cell, SEM
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Metamonada
Order: Diplomonadida
Family: Hexamitidae
Binomial name
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.