Worms/Parasites: Giardiasis by Olivia Simpson
* It is an infection of the small bowel by a single-celled organism called Giardia Lamblia. People become infected by swallowing a Giardia cyst found in water contaminated by waste.
* Greasy stool that floats
* Stomach cramping
* Antibiotic therapy (Metronidazole)
* Cleaner environment
* Giardiasis was first noted by Antony von Leeuwenhoek when he examined his own feces under a microscope.
* It was not confirmed a pathogen until the late 1970s.