Giardiasis is a form of gastroenteritis, characterised by diarrhoeal illness that is caused by a microscopic parasite, Giardia lamblia. G. lamblia lives in the intestines of humans and many animals. Giardiasis occurs when the parasites are ingested, most commonly when contaminated water containing the parasites is drunk. Contaminated water may come from lakes or ponds, swimming pools, contaminated drinking water or ice. Giardiasis is a notifiable disease.

giardiasis 2004-2016

Giardiasis in Ireland, 2016

202 The number of giardia notifications in 2016
4.2 The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2016

Last updated: 12 September 2018