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Two common summer parasitic infections - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

July 23, 2014

Two common summer parasitic infections

Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:30 am

Two of the most common types of parasitic infections that occur during the summer months include giardiasis and pinworms.

Giardia lamblia is a common microscopic parasite that attaches itself to the lining of the small intestines. It interferes with the body’s ability to absorb fats and carbohydrates from digested food.

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