What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms


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1. Which of the following is the dormant stage of Giardia lamblia?

2. In most cases of Giardia, which of the following is the most common treatment option?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the characteristics of giardia. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of how to prevent giardia and the most common treatment for giardia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Dormant stage of giardia lamblia
  • Prevention of giardia
  • Information about giardia
  • Reservoir host
  • Treatment of giardia

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related giardia lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common treatment of giardia
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how giardia can be prevented

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to a specific intestinal parasite that can affect people, read through the brief lesson called What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what giardia is and the two life stages of giardia
  • Recall how giardia takes over a host and the significance of a reservoir host
  • Review how giardia is contracted and how it can be prevented
  • Understand the symptoms and diagnosis of giardia