Swedish scientists said a genetic study of the parasite Giardia lamblia might lead to better diagnosis and treatment of the disease giardiasis.
Uppsala University researchers said their study of the disease that affects 200 million people with diarrhea every year might also reveal a better understanding of several vital human biological processes.
Young animals can also get Giardia infections, which entails major costs for agriculture. It is not known why Giardia makes people sick, nor why some people are more susceptible than others.
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