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Beaver fever

Western U.S. giardiasis.
an intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort and prolonged, intermittent diarrhea, caused by the protozoan Giardia lamblia and contracted by drinking untreated water, as of streams or ponds, contaminated with the feces of infected animals.
(Canadian) an infectious disease caused by drinking water that has been contaminated by wildlife
infection with the parasitic protozoan Giardia lamblia, which can cause severe diarrhoea

giardiasis gi·ar·di·a·sis (jē’är-dī’ə-sĭs)
A condition in which the intenstines are infected with the protozoan Giardia lamblia. Also called lambliasis.
An intestinal infection caused by the protozoan Giardia lamblia. It is usually asymptomatic in humans but can cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramping. Giardiasis is most commonly transmitted by contaminated water and by direct contact among individuals in group settings.


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