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Giardiasis is an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia lamblia. It is a very commonly reported cause of diarrheal illness in Wisconsin with an average of 1200-1300 cases reported in Wisconsin each year. Cases may occur sporadically or in outbreaks.

General information

Giardia fact sheet  - Spanish - Hmong

Information for health professionals

Wisconsin case reporting and public health follow-up guidelines: Giardia EpiNet
Guidelines for Prevention and Control - for local public health agencies Giardia manual


Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Traci DeSalvo, Epidemiologist
Wisconsin Division of Public Health 
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
(Phone 608-267-9009)  (Fax 608-261-4976)

Last Revised: October 09, 2014