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Giardiasis is a form of gastroenteritis caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia. It can lead to diarrhoea, fatigue and weight loss, although many people do not develop any symptoms at all. Giardiasis can be spread by contaminated drinking water. It can also be spread by faecal contamination of public water supplies or recreational swimming areas such as pools and spas.
Entamoeba histolytica is a type of gastroenteritis. Most infections are asymptomatic but occasionally clinically important intestinal or extra-intestinal disease may result. Intestinal disease varies from an acute form with diarrhoea which may be bloody and associated fever and abdominal discomfort (amoebic dysentery) to mild abdominal discomfort with diarrhoea containing blood or mucus alternating with periods of constipation or remission.
- Nausea, vomiting
- Acute or chronic diarrhoea
- Weight loss
- Abdominal cramps
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