Which geographic areas have the highest prevalence of giardiasis?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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The highest prevalence of G intestinalis reached 73.4% in Western Nepal. In Bangladesh, a disparity between health prevention and health spending is observed. The Dhaka study performed within the urban areas had identified G intestinalis in 11% of diarrheal stool specimens. [44]

In Ethiopia, the prevalence has been reported to range from 2.0% to 11.4%. [45] Prevalence of G intestinalis has been reported 13.9% in Côte d'Ivoire. [46]


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