Giardiasis

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Acceptability at Recruitment

ACCEPTABLE

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

ACCEPTABLE

Individual at Risk

Explanation of Condition

Infection of the gut caused by the parasite giardia lamblia. Causes abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea. More common in areas of poor sanitation, it may nonetheless be found in water sources around the world, where it is commonly transmitted through contamination by faeces from an infected human or other animal.

Guidance

Local intestinal infection which does not affect donation.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012