Giardiasis - Beaver Fever Giardiasis — popularly known as beaver fever — is a disease caused by the flagellate protozoan Giardia lamblia (also sometimes called Giardia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis).
It looks cute but this little protozoan will give you terrible diarrhea. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicting a Giardia lamblia protozoan undergoing binary fission, creating what appears to be a microscopic “heart.
Can you answer this week's #MicrobiologyMonday #Challenge: Which of the following parasitic protozoa infect humans through contaminated drinking water and subsequently causes #enteritis? a. Giardia lamblia b. Babesia microti c. Taxoplasma gondii d. Entamoeba histolytica e. None of the above