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Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Giardiasis is still a significant infectious and parasitic disease, caused by the protozoan Giardia intestinalis. There are estimates of more than 200 million cases of giardiasis occurred in the world annually. The advance in research in giardiasis during the last century and particularly during the last decade is considerable. Nevertheless, many challenges still are ahead in order to reach a higher control of this disease. This book tried to update the significant epidemiological and clinical research in many aspects with a multinational perspective. This book with 9 chapters has been organized in 3 major sections: 1. "Overview, Epidemiology and Clinical Aspects," 2. "Biological and Diagnostic Aspects," and 3. "Treatment, Prevention and Public Health."

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GiardiasisEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: December 13th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65182

ISBN: 978-953-51-3654-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3653-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4571-4

Copyright year: 2017

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1. Introductory Chapter: Giardiasis - Still a Globally Relevant Protozoan and Zoonotic Disease

By Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales, Adriana M. Trujillo, Jorge A. Sánchez-Duque and Ángel A. Escobedo


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2. Giardiasis Epidemiology

By Antonio Marty Quispe Gutiérrez


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3. Malabsorption in Giardiasis

By Amornnivit Kanokwanvimol


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4. Giardiasis: Livestock and Companion Animals

By Joyce Siwila


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5. The Cytoskeleton of Giardia intestinalis

By Ana Paula Rocha Gadelha, Marlene Benchimol and Wanderley de Souza


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6. The Endomembrane System of Giardia intestinalis

By Victor Midlej, Wanderley de Souza and Marlene Benchimol


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7. Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification: An Advanced Method for the Detection of Giardia

By Carmen Gallas-Lindemann, Poornima Sureshkumar, Michael J. Noack and Isaia Sotiriadou


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8. Pharmacological Treatment of Giardiasis

By Víctor Manuel Molina Díaz


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9. Risk Assessment for Giardia in Environmental Samples

By Ana Paola Balderrama-Carmona, Gortáres-Moroyoqui Pablo, Morán-Palacio Edgar Felipe, Ulloa-Mercado Ruth Gabriela, Díaz- Tenorio Lourdes Mariana and Leyva-Soto Luis Alonso


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