Taxonomy: f. Hexamitidae
Animal: Giardia intestinalis (epidemiology) 12 20.jpg
Sites: Gut
Mt Isa survey of 680 dwellings in 1986 showed that 4.5 percent of the population had cysts in their stools; highest prevalence was in children aged 1-5years at 12.0 percent. Study indicated that the disease was being transmitted by hand to mouth contamination with schools, kindergarten and child care centres being the important foci of transmission. (Boreham and Phillips. 1986 MJA:144:524-528.)

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