1. bookVolume 63 (2019): Issue 4 (December 2019)
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The Prevalence and Assemblages of Giardia Duodenalis in Dogs: A Systematic Review in Europe

Published Online: 21 Dec 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 63 (2019) - Issue 4 (December 2019)
Page range: 38 - 45
Received: 25 Jun 2019
Accepted: 27 Sep 2019
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2016
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4 times per year

Giardiasis is one of the most frequent causes of diarrhoeic diseases in the world. Giardia cysts are most commonly transferred via ingestion of contaminated water or food. On the basis of genetic characteristics Giardia duodenalis is classified in eight assemblages A—H. Zoonotic assemblages A and B are increasingly found in isolates from dogs which may constitute the reservoir of human giardiasis. This article presents a brief review of G. duodenalis assemblages detected in dogs that were documented in European countries.


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