Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Giardiasis in humans: populations most at risk and prospects for control.

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This chapter covers: risk factors for giardiasis; role of immunity; travellers; pregnancy; diet; urban and rural differences; seasonality; socioeconomic and environmental factors; patients with immunodeficiency and AIDS; control measures; reservoirs of infection; treatment of infected individuals; preventing environmental contamination; nutrition, health education and immunization.